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Work at Opel resumes

14 May 2007

ANTWERP – The night shift at the Opel plant in Antwerp resumed work last night.

This brought an end to a strike that broke out more than two weeks ago when it was announced that the new Astra model would not be built in Antwerp.

“The plant is working again, though the personnel were not all that happy to start work,” says ABVV trade union representative Rudi Kennes. “Which makes sense with the outcome of the referendum,” he added.

The staff at the plant voted by a very narrow majority last Thursday to end the strike.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news