Japanese automaker Nissan is planning to temporarily cut 2,025 jobs at its factories in Barcelona and Montcada in northeastern Spain, trade union sources said on Wednesday.
The suspension, which would last up to 78 days, would follow the sacking of 698 people in July within a Nissan restructuring plan in Spain.
Nissan is expecting to produce only 50,000 cars in the Barcelona area this year, down from 135,000 units in 2008, according to company sources.
The trade union Sigen-USOC, however, described the job cuts as "unjustified" and pledged to ask the regional authorities not to authorize them.
Top Japanese automakers have suffered declines in production amid the global economic crisis.