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European GM plants support Antwerp

Published on 03/05/2007

3 May 2007

BRUSSELS –General Motors plants throughout Europe went on strike today in solidarity with the Opel plant in Antwerp.

Rudi Kennes of the ABVV trade union said that all GM plants stopped work today for several hours. “From Sweden to Spain, from England to Hungary, they stopped work everywhere.” The new plant in Hungary showed its support for the first time. “That is very encouraging,” Kennes added.

Work was also stopped in Rüsselsheim in Germany, Opel’s home base, for three hours. Several thousand workers are planning a demonstration.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news