Nissan SA has announced plans to cut 400 of their workers in the country.
As part of an employee reduction plan, Nissan SA will be retrenching 25 percent of its workers because of its failure to secure a replacement model for its NP200 bakkie for production at its Pretoria Rosslyn Plant.
Speaking about it, The Herald reports that Nissan SA said,
“In line with our African strategy, securing a second model for production in South Africa is a priority, and a study into an alternative vehicle is already progressing.
“Until our future plans are confirmed, the business will be operating at reduced production volumes and needs to act responsibly to maintain its long-term competitiveness and be ready to secure future opportunities.”
The company has also confirmed that it has entered into a formal consultation phase to foster restructuring of the business. This, it said, “could result in a reduction in the number of employees across the company.”
The company said, “During the consultation phase, we will work with our employees, their representatives, and our partners to minimize the impact on our people and investigate other opportunities for them and for the business to ensure a sustainable future for the brand in South Africa.”
The company’s spokesperson, Mamokhele Sebatane, confirmed that 400 workers will be affected by the reduction plan.