US automakers increase strike layoffs by more than 800

By David Shepardson

(Reuters) – Chrysler-parent Stellantis said on Monday it is laying off another 570 workers and General Motors announced cuts of nearly 200 employee due to the United Auto Workers strike.

Ford said Monday another 70 workers had been laid off in Michigan, bringing the total at the automaker to 1,865 since the strike began. There are a total of 640 workers at Stellantis that have been laid off.

Stellantis, which has had a total of 640 layoffs, said the latest include 520 at its Trenton, Michigan engine plant as well as 50 at an Indiana casting plant. Stellantis said the layoffs were due to storage constraints.

GM increased its layoffs by 200 to 2,300, affecting six plants including its Lansing, Michigan, stamping plant and a Toledo, Ohio, plant.

GM said workers are not expected to return until the strike is resolved. The strike began Sept. 15.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Mark Porter and Cynthia Osterman)