Spain - Preliminary agreement at Opel Zaragoza - March 16, 2010

After ten hours of negotiations, the management of the General Motors (GM) Opel plant in Figueruelas, near Zaragoza, and the workers’ monitoring commission of the plant reached a preliminary agreement to be ratified by employees. As reported by the UGT Secretary General in the plant, Peter Bona, the agreement implies lay-offs for 900 of 7,000 Opel Zaragoza workers. For the remaining workforce, a collective agreement will be in force including a 1% pay increase in 2010 and 2% increase each in 2011 and 2012.

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