November 25, 2023Akshit Tyagi

Swedish union blocks Tesla components as dispute intensifies

The conflict between Swedish unions and Tesla heated up on Friday as a supplier of critical components joined in a sympathy action to get the electric car maker to sign a collective agreement.

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Around 50 workers that make specialized Tesla components at Hydro Extrusions will either stay at home or be given other tasks from Friday until further notice, the IF Metall union said.

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IF Metall, Sweden's biggest manufacturing union, is locked in a fight with Tesla to get a collective bargaining agreement for its 130 mechanics in Sweden.

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Since then, the mechanics have been joined by members of other unions such as postal workers, dockworkers, cleaners and others who refuse to work with Tesla or its products.

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