Polish crews to help out in French PSA plant

The Poles will be employed at the French plant for three months to enable it to resume its three-shift work plan. Dominik Gajda/PAP

The French PSA auto manufacturer will move several hundred Polish workers from its Gliwice, southern Poland plant to its factory in Sevelnord Hordain, whose crew has been depleted by coronavirus epidemic downtime, France's AFP news agency said on Friday.

The Poles will be employed at the French plant for three months to enable it to resume its three-shift work plan. The factory, which was closed from mid-March to early May, is currently working a two-shift plan.

The first group of 120 Polish workers will arrive in Sevelnord Hordain next week, and a further 150 in two weeks, AFP said.

PSA's move has been criticised by French trade unions.

The Sevelnord Hordain factory makes parts for Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall and Toyota cars.