Germany - Strike in automotive industry for transition agreement - January 27, 2010

Automotive Lightning (AL) has announced the relocation of production from Reutlingen to Brotterrode (also in Germany) and Jihlava (Czech Republic), directly affecting 130 jobs. The IG Metall union, works council and employees have asked for a transfer and social collective agreement, including the creation of a transitional company (duration one year, for training and qualification and to facilitate finding new jobs), and compensation for the workers affected by redundancies. As negotiations remained without results, 95% of the workers involved voted to go on strike for such an agreement, starting 26 January. IG Metall has called for solidarity and for avoiding any strike-breaker works.

English: message of EUCOBAN network of EMF / EFFAT / ETUF-TCL / EMCEF

German: http://www.tagblatt.de/Home/nachrichten/reutlingen_artikel,-Automotive …  

 

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