GM to cut 600 South Africa jobs by July as it pulls out of country

The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Valencia

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s top manufacturing union NUMSA said late Monday that 600 workers out of 1,500 at General Motors SA <GM.N> will lose their jobs by July after a decision last week by the car maker to sell its local operations.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) said in a statement that GM had confirmed the numbers and issued lay-off notices as required by law.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Ed Stoddard)