COMMUNIQUÉ – PARTIAL WORK STOPPAGE
São José dos Campos, September 22, 2011 – Embraer today said a partial stoppage of its production occurred due to a 24-hour strike involving about 35% of the workers on the first shift (700 out of 2,100 production line employees). A similar movement is expected with the beginning of the second shift.
The remaining Embraer employees are working normally.
The partial stoppage does not compromise the Company’s production schedule, which continues unchanged and within contract deadlines. The Company considers the stoppage to be an impromptu act, since this is not the annual collective bargaining period. Furthermore, no claims have yet been presented by the Metal Workers Union of São José dos Campos and Region (Sindmetal) to the Industrial Federation of the State of São Paulo (FIESP), Embraer’s representative for collective labor negotiations. The Collective Bargaining Agreement in effect, which sets November as the negotiating month, was signed, in 2010, in common accord, by FIESP, representing Embraer, and Sindmetal, and is valid for two years.