South Africa VW easter holidays

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South Africa VW easter holidays

Post by Steve_2019 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:16 pm

Does any one know if The VW plant in South Africa closes for 2 weeks for easter like in the UK.

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Re: South Africa VW easter holidays

Post by RUM4MO » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:58 pm

I'd doubt if many foreign manufacturing plants will be stopping for a couple weeks at Easter, the only reason that there will be timed stoppages will be for model changes including essential maintenance - and doing that for a few days over the Easter period might make sense - normally large manufacturing plants need to keep going even if that means down scaling output and manning levels and paying a premium for staff working - but from personal experience, there are only a maximum of 3 days in the year that attract premium payments and that is Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day - Easter is basically a time for the crappy chocolate eggs industry to sell its wares nothing else.

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Re: South Africa VW easter holidays

Post by Steve_2019 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:50 am

RUM4MO with VW struggling too keep up with order books at the moment with the Polo your probably right.

Bit selfish of me but I hope they are producing cars as normal. But Africa been a manly Christian country they may close up for good Friday.

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Re: South Africa VW easter holidays

Post by green justin » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:18 pm

The might be closed on Good Friday and Monday Family Day. that's it. business as normal.

i wish we had 2 weeks holiday here in South Africa like in the UK.

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Re: South Africa VW easter holidays

Post by Andy Beats » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:28 pm

green justin wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:18 pm
The might be closed on Good Friday and Monday Family Day. that's it. business as normal.

i wish we had 2 weeks holiday here in South Africa like in the UK.
There must be reasons other than it being Easter for this.
The UK really isn't that religious a country at all.
So if the UK factory closes for two weeks. I'd imagine the reason was that the staff would have been off for two days of that two weeks anyway.
The rest must be machine cleaning/maintenance.

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Re: South Africa VW easter holidays

Post by RUM4MO » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:04 pm

I think in the UK and many other countries big national/international businesses and any others that only exist if they show profit, float all holidays except the 3 days that attract huge bonus payments, so it is up to individuals and/or their line managers to agree on when anyone takes holidays - leave booking holidays too late in the holiday/business year and you stand a real chance of losing them or taking them at times that do not suit you - ie "use them or lose them".

There are disadvantages with that system as in the dark past different areas of UK and Europe had fixed different holiday periods for most people and so typical holiday destinations could provide holiday slots for each sequential geographical area and so everyone had their own holiday, which must have suited holiday makers and holiday providers better than "feasts and famines".

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