Taiwan's computer maker Pegatron to lay off majority of Czech staff this year.

By bne IntelliNews February 11, 2011
The Czech unit of Taiwan's computer maker Pegatron plans to lay off most of its 1,500 workers at the Ostrava-Hrabova plant this year, CTK newswire reported. The layoffs will affect all kind of staff, including senior management, Pegatron union deputy chairperman Petr Pastrnak said. Some workers have already received notices. The companys management and the unions are currently negotiating a new collective agreement. Pegatron Czech, formerly Asus Czech, has been operating in the industrial zone since 2005. In the first two years of operation Pegatron invested over CZK 750mn (EUR 31mn) in the factory.

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