Employees at FCAs Sterling Heights Assembly refuse to work over COVID-19 concerns – Detroit Free Press

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COVID-19 concerns have actually rippled through another Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant in metro Detroit, this one producing the popular Ram 1500 pickup.
Some staff members at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, also called SHAP, quit working over infection concerns after an employee was sent out for screening, according to an email Saturday night from FCA spokesperson Jodi Tinson. Details about the employees condition was not offered.
The issues at Sterling Heights echoed the situation Thursday and Friday at Jefferson North Assembly in Detroit, that makes the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango..

” We have a Sterling Heights Assembly Plant staff member who has been sent for testing. Out of an abundance of caution, the workers work area has been thoroughly cleaned up and sanitized. In addition, all of our social distancing and individual defense devices procedures have actually been in complete use. Some workers have actually stopped working over issues about the virus,” according to the email, which stated plant operations were expected to resume at some point during the night.

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The issue at SHAP is the newest COVID-19 scare in current days at an FCA plant. Employees stopped production on Thursday at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant on Detroits east side after an employee was sent out home due to the fact that the person was feeling ill. That worker evaluated unfavorable, however production was still not back to regular on Friday due to the fact that some staff members had actually stopped working over issues about the virus, according to Tinson.
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The Free Press connected for comment earlier Saturday after receiving a suggestion that employees were distressed about the situation at the Macomb County plant. The tipster said concerns that some coronavirus procedures are not being sufficiently implemented.
FCA, nevertheless, stated health and wellness are leading concerns.
” We have a Sterling Heights Assembly Plant employee who has been sent out for testing. Out of an abundance of caution, the staff members work location has actually been thoroughly cleaned up and disinfected. In addition, all of our social distancing and individual security devices protocols have been in full use. Some workers have actually stopped working over issues about the infection,” according to the email, which stated plant operations were anticipated to resume at some point during the night.

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