Work resumes at Opel plant

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25 October 2004 , RUESSELSHEIM - Germany's Opel car factory at Ruesselsheim resumed production Monday after work had been disrupted by a wildcat strike at another plant. Deputy works council chief Peter Klein said production began normally with the morning shift after production had been stopped last week because of a shortage of components. The strike at the Bochum plant had also affected production elsewhere in Europe include the Opel works in Antwerp, Belgium and at Britain's Vauxhall unit at Ellesmere

25 October 2004  

RUESSELSHEIM - Germany's Opel car factory at Ruesselsheim resumed production Monday after work had been disrupted by a wildcat strike at another plant.

Deputy works council chief Peter Klein said production began normally with the morning shift after production had been stopped last week because of a shortage of components.

The strike at the Bochum plant had also affected production elsewhere in Europe include the Opel works in Antwerp, Belgium and at Britain's Vauxhall unit at Ellesmere Port.

Talks between workers' representatives at Opel and U.S. parent company General Motors are to resume Monday on the company's plans to slash 12,000 jobs in Europe over the next two years.

Germany is to bear the brunt of the proposed job cuts with 10,000 jobs set to be axed as General Motors seeks to slash its costs by EUR 500 million a year.

DPA

Subject: German news

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