Spanish unions will strike and hold demonstrations to protest US auto parts maker Delphi’s plans to close its Puerto Real factory in Cadiz, southern Spain, axing 2,000 jobs as a result, local press reported on Monday.


Unions are angry about Delphi’s decision to close the factory without providing a sound explanation.


The move comes after 3,000 people protested the layoff plans in late February.


Delphi has said the factory, which supplies Volvo, Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Mercedes Benz and KIA, has accumulated heavy losses since 2002 and continued operation is unfeasible.


Neither Delphi nor the Spanish unions were available for comment on Monday.


Ivan Castano