Wire theft in Mexico has caused at least 70 layoffs at the Quebec plant and is more likely



Montreal — Dozens of workers at a factory in La Pocatiere, Que. Lost his job due to theft at a factory in Mexico.

French rail maker Alstom says at least 70 employees have been fired for at least 6 months and at least 50 workers could lose their jobs in the coming months.

Claude Mishaw, chairman of the union representing factory workers, shuts down the assembly line at the Quebec factory after a wire to be used in a Montreal Metro car was stolen from the Huehuetoca factory in Mexico on March 7. I say I let you.

According to the union, some of the layoffs announced on Friday were scheduled to take place later this year, but were done early due to theft.

Prior to the furlough, 420 people worked at a factory northeast of Quebec City. The plant also manufactures freight cars for Metrolinx, a local rail operator in Ontario.

The Quebec government last month lent $ 56 million to Alstom to modernize its factory. If the factory maintains a certain level of employment between 2026 and 2028, there is no need to repay the money.

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