Peugeot Temporarily Lays Off Thousands

Japan quake halts component supplies

French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has laid off several thousand workers temporarily after the massive earthquake in Japan hit component supplies, union and management said on March 24.

Union sources said some 5,000 workers were affected at different company sites in France, with another 5,000 at subcontractors also hit.

The stoppage should be relatively short, management said.

"The situation ought to be back to normal within a week," a company spokesman said.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011

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