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Foreign company leaves Uruguay and workers were left unemployed

Montevideo, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The decision of a Brazilian company to close operations in Uruguay leaves 150 direct workers and 50 indirect workers unemployed, the National Union of Metal and Related Industries Workers (UNTMRA) stated.

Fanacif, a company which manufactures car brake parts for the Argentinean market, argued “optimization” problems for the closure of its plant in Uruguay.

The union statement draws attention to what it considers to be a worrying trend towards desindustrialization in the country.

It mentions recent cases in which the national industry was decimated by the exit of multinationals.

UNTMRA demanded an end to complicity with foreign companies leaving the country and effective measures to protect national industry and labor.