A union official stated that Opel’s new owner, Magna International, will “only” be slashing 1,350 jobs at the Spanish, Zaragoza plant, which is 350 less than was expected.

Magna official’s reportedly announced the news to the union council president of the plant, Jose Juan Arceiz. The news is yet to be confirmed by General Motors or the General Workers Union.

General Motors announced last month that they would sell the majority of their stakes in the European Opel company to two companies, Sberbank in Russia and Magna in Canada.

At this time Magna is ready to slash 11,000 jobs in total, throughout the European based plants.

The news was followed by a request from Miguel Sebastian, the Spanish Industry Minister, to the European commissioners to ask that they move protect the company’s best assets.

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