STOCKHOLM — Tesla has filed a lawsuit in opposition to the Swedish Transport Company as placing staff within the Scandinavian nation halted the supply of license plates of recent autos manufactured by the Texas-based automaker, reported Sweden’s Dagens Industri on Monday.
Mikael Andersson, a press spokesman for the company, informed native broadcaster SVT that the lawsuit was filed early morning “so we’ve not seen it but.”
“We have to hear their reasoning first earlier than we can provide any additional remark,” Andersson informed SVT.
Main enterprise paper Dagens Industri reported that Tesla — which is non-unionized globally — was suing the federal government company as a result of not accessing the registration plates “constitutes an illegal discriminatory assault directed at Tesla.”
On Oct. 27, 130 members of the highly effective metalworkers’ union IF Metall walked out at seven workshops throughout the nation the place the favored electrical vehicles are serviced, demanding that the carmaker signal a collective bargaining settlement, which most workers in Sweden have. Tesla has no manufacturing plant in Sweden, however has a number of service facilities.
Swedish mechanics stopped servicing Tesla vehicles because the strike.
The postal staff’ union joined others in a wave of sympathy with IF Metall’s calls for. Dockworkers at Sweden’s 4 largest ports additionally stopped the supply of Tesla autos to place extra stress on the automaker to adjust to the metallic staff’ calls for.
Final week, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk wrote on X, the social media platform previously often known as Twitter which he owns, that it was “insane” that Swedish postal staff had been refusing to ship license plates of recent autos.
IF Metall earlier stated that Tesla Sweden has “refused to signal a collective settlement and violates primary rules within the Swedish labor market.” It referred to as such agreements “the spine of the Swedish mannequin.”
The union additionally requested for the understanding of customers, saying, “we’re doing this for the sake of our members, to make sure that they’ve secure working situations.”
Dagens Industri wrote that Tesla demanded the district court docket make certain the Swedish Transport Company delivered its license plates.