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Shifts Cut at Honda Alliston

Alliston | by Mariane McLeod  

Honda says parts shortage from Japan will result in no layoffs but shifts reduced.

Honda in Alliston is now detailing some of the cuts that will be needed as it copes with the shortage of parts coming from Japan.

The carmaker says it's not going to lay off workers, but will cut the regular eight hour assembly shifts in half at both assembly plants.

Honda announced earlier this week, it was cutting production in Alliston by more than half.

According to the New Tecumseth Free Press, workers at the plants still have non-production options to maintain their 40-hour week.

The cut in hours in Alliston is expected to last until the 15th of April, although in a statement to the Reuters News Agency yesterday, Honda said there could be further disruptions because of the "uncertainty" of the situation.

Most of Honda’s suppliers in Japan have resumed production.

Several other plants in our area, including in Barrie, Shelburne and Orangeville, are also feeling the impact of the parts shortage.


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