STOCKHOLM -- Tesla is facing growing pressure in Sweden from unions backing mechanics demanding a collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. automaker, with workers at one of its suppliers set to go on strike next week.
Tesla has no manufacturing plant in Sweden but its electric cars are serviced at workshops across the country, where around 130 mechanics affiliated with Swedish union IF Metall began a strike on Oct. 27.
They were soon joined by dockworkers and car dealerships who refused to handle Tesla products.
About 50 unionised workers at Hydro Extrusions, a subsidiary of Norwegian aluminum and energy company Hydro, will stop work on Tesla car products next Friday, a spokesperson for the company said.
The rest of the plant, located in the city of Vetlanda, will keep running, the spokesperson added.