MEXICO CITY — U.S. automaker Ford will briefly droop manufacturing from Oct. 11-12 at its Hermosillo plant in Mexico due to a scarcity of fabric, the plant’s labor union mentioned on Thursday.

Staff might be paid 75% of salaries on these days, the union added in an announcement.

Ford produces its Bronco Sport SUV on the Hermosillo plant in Sonora. It didn’t specify which supplies had been briefly provide.

Ford didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Different automakers have been scuffling with a chips scarcity as producers shifted manufacturing towards elements wanted for laptop computer computer systems, cell telephones and video video games in the course of the pandemic.

Rivals Common Motors and Volkswagen have suspended operations a number of occasions this yr. On Wednesday, the Mexican unit of Nissan mentioned it might briefly cease manufacturing throughout October at two vegetation.

Earlier this month, Ford mentioned it might droop manufacturing at its Flat Rock, Michigan, plant and at elements of its Kansas Metropolis plant.

(Reporting by Sharay Angulo; Modifying by Leslie Adler and Dan Grebler)

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