Hisense Gorenje management decided, considering the growing coronavirus epidemics across Europe, to shut down the production in all its European factories.
Although we are rigorously implementing strict preventive measures to stop the possibility of spreading the coronavirus within our organization, and to protect the health of our employees, and despite the fact that we have enough protective equipment and our factories have anough materials to continue with production, we decided to take this additional preventive measure to contribute to coronavirus spreading prevention and additionally protect the health of our employees.
Management and Trade Union agreed that the production will resume on April 6, 2020, except if the governments of the countries where our factories are located, should in the meantime implement additional measures, restricting the operations of production and industry.
Management and Trade Union agreed that the working days, which will be lost due to 2-week shut down of production in Velenje, Valjevo in Serbia and Mora in the Czech Republic will be replaced partly by shifting the previously planned free days to the coming two weeks and partly by working additional days during the second half of the year.
The above agreement was also confirmed by the Works Council in the correspondence meeting.
In the time when the production is shut down, some white collar workers whose work is necessary for the functioning of the company will still have to work (either from home or at the company).
Even after returning to work (6. 4. 2020) we will, in all Hisense Gorenje companies, continue to implement all the preventive and protective measures as we did up to now. We strongly appeal to the employees to stick to the preventive measures also when at home and take all responsibility for their own and their families health.
In the time of stopped production the management and the trade union will keep in constant contact to keep up the communication and information exchange.