Tesla has initiated legal action against the Swedish government's Transport Agency, citing a workers' strike that has impeded the issuance of license plates for the automaker's new vehicles, as reported by business daily Dagens Industri on Monday.
IF Metall, Sweden's largest manufacturing union, is currently engaged in a dispute with Tesla regarding the establishment of a collective bargaining agreement for its mechanics in the country. The union commenced a strike on October 27, refusing to provide service to Tesla's vehicles.
The standoff has escalated as members from various unions, including postal workers, dockworkers, and cleaners, have joined in solidarity actions. This has resulted in Tesla facing challenges in obtaining license plates for its vehicles, among other issues.
As of now, neither Tesla nor the Swedish Transport Agency has provided an immediate response to media requests for comments on the matter.