Employees in the metal industry at General Motors' (NYSE:GM) Brazilian plants have opted to initiate a strike starting next Monday. The strike is in response to the workforce reductions recently executed by the U.S.-based automaker in the area.\r\n\r\nREAD:\r\n\r\nThe Sindmetal union reports that the strike will continue for an unspecified period. GM's decision to reduce its workforce across three factories in Sao Paulo state, citing reduced sales and exports, preceded the strike announcement.\r\nGeneral Motors\r\nThe Sindmetal union has confirmed that workers have voted to begin a strike from Monday. Furthermore, employees at the Sao Caetano do Sul and Mogi das Cruzes plants have also agreed to take similar actions. The union emphasized that production will only resume once job cuts are revoked and job stability is ensured for all employees.\r\n\r\nThe General Motors facility in Sao Jose dos Campos employs around 4,000 workers and is involved in the production of engines, gearboxes, the Trailblazer SUV, and the S-10 truck.\r\n\r\nIn response to the strike, GM stated, "We understand the impact this decision might have on people's lives, but the move is necessary and will allow the company to maintain the agility of its operations."\r\n\r\nThe union reported that roughly 1,200 workers have had their contracts temporarily suspended.