May 23, 2017 / 7:08 AM / in 5 months

GM to cut 600 South Africa jobs by July as it pulls out of country

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa’s top manufacturing union NUMSA said late Monday that 600 workers out of 1,500 at General Motors SA (GM.N) will lose their jobs by July after a decision last week by the car maker to sell its local operations.

The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Valencia, Venezuela April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Marco Bello

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) said in a statement that GM had confirmed the numbers and issued lay-off notices as required by law.

Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Ed Stoddard

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