GM announces plans to close Opel Antwerp facility
The plant closure is one of the first in Europe since the financial crisis began two years ago. As expected, it is being met with controversy. GM's European works council (EWC), a cross-border trade union corporation, calls the plant closure a "one-sided and economically unreasonable approach." They accused GM of breaking an agreement to bring production of a small SUV to Antwerp (it'll be made in South Korea instead). Enraged over the loss of their 2,606 jobs, the line workers at the Antwerp facility organized an impromptu blockade to prevent new cars from leaving the factory earlier this week.
[Source: The Financial Times]
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