24 Sep 2009 10:29

AvtoVaz to discharge no more than 27,600 employees

MOSCOW. Sept 24 (Interfax) - Avtovaz intends to reduce its workforce by no more than 27,600 employees, the company said in a statement.

"AvtoVaz's management has been able substantially to reduce the initially discussed figure of 36,000 discharged personnel," the statement said.

"According to a plan presented by union leaders, no more than 27,600 employees will be released, including 5,000 manages, specialists and workers. The order for this was issued on September 14, 2009," the company said.