LG, a South Korean electronics manufacturer, on Thursday (29) approved compensation of R $ 37.5 million for the 700 laid-off workers at its factory in Taubaté (SP), according to information from the Union of Metalworkers in Taubaté and Region (Sindmetau ). The new proposal also provides for the extension of the care plan until January 2022.
The approved amount, which is 46% higher than initially offered by the company, includes the 705 laid-off workers, 400 from the smartphone production line, and the rest linked to the production of computers and monitors, according to the union. Everyone had negotiated their terms of dismissal LG since March.
Under the new agreement, the individual amount of the indemnity amounts is between R $ 12,000 and R $ 73,000, depending on the length of employment and the salary of the employees, who will also receive the Profit and Profit Sharing (PLR) payment in addition to all statutory severance payments and unemployment insurance.
LG do Brasil’s next steps
With the approval of the agreement by Sindmetau, the factory workers’ strike, which began on March 26, is over. The shutdown started a few days earlier LG’s official announcement that it would withdraw from the global mobile phone market earlier this month (5). On the same day, LG do Brasil announced the definitive closure of the Taubaté unit, moving the production of computers and monitors to Manaus.
After choosing to close the factory and leaving only a team of 300 employees in the call center, LG was informed by Procon-SP of the assistance that will be given to Brazilian consumers who have purchased handsets of the brand. The consumer protection office still considers the information provided by the company to be “unsatisfactory”.