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Mitsubishi to scale down minivehicle production

Staff writer ▼ | May 30, 2016
Mitsubishi Motors will keep its minivehicle production suspended at least until the end of June at its Mizushima plant in the city of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture.
Mitsubishi Motors
Asian auto industry   1,300 employees of Mitsubishi are on standby
The automaker informed a subcontractor in Okayama of the extension of the output suspension, which has been in place since late April in the wake of revelations its manipulation of data linked to fuel economy tests for four minivehicle models, informed sources said, The Japan Times reports.

The company did not give any outlook for July and beyond, according to the sources.

Following the halt, some 1,300 employees at the plant have been put on standby at their homes.

Mitsubishi Motors has proposed to its labor union that it provide leave allowance to factory workers in June under the same conditions as the one offered in May. The allowance in May gave standby workers 85 percent of their salary until the fifth day of suspension and 100 percent after that.

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