Electric car maker Tesla has filed a lawsuit against Swedish delivery company Postnord because its employees no longer deliver license plates to the car company.
The Solna district court announced on Tuesday that the postal company now has three days to comment. Only then can the case be investigated. At the root of the dispute is a strike at Tesla’s Swedish workshops that has been going on for weeks.
The union IF Metall is demanding a collective agreement from Tesla for its members, which the American automaker is rejecting. That’s why workers in Tesla’s Swedish workshops have been on strike since the end of October. Since then, other professional groups have joined the strike in solidarity, including freight forwarders, dock workers and the post office. That’s why Tesla is now running out of license plates.
The automaker also filed a lawsuit Monday against the Swedish Transport Authority because, according to Tesla, it was failing to do its job of issuing license plates. This in turn is due to the Postnord strike alone.
The relevant district court in Norrköping ruled on Monday that the authorities had to hand over the license plates. The licensing authority is currently trying to find a solution to this. Swedish news agency TT quoted the judge involved on Tuesday as saying that it could take several weeks until a final decision is made in the license plate dispute.
On NASDAQ, Tesla shares finally closed 4.51 percent higher at $246.72.
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