Report: 6,000 Mexican auto workers laid off, result of ongoing UAW strike against GM

By Noi Mahoney/

General Motors recently announced it was temporarily closing its factory in Silao, Mexico. Image: General Motors de Mexico. ( photo)

The United Auto Workers union strike against General Motors (GM) has forced GM to stop production at more factories across Mexico.

General Motors announced it was shutting down its auto factory complex in the Mexican city of Silao as of October 1, due to the lack of needed components from plants located in the United States.

The work stoppage affects 6,000 employees in Mexico, many of whom were informed they would only receive a percentage of their salary while the strike continues in the U.S.