Belgium -Unions condemn private militia action against workers at Meister Sprimont March 8, 2012

Belgian unions ACV-CSC Metea and MWB-FGTB, together with German union IG Metall, have strongly condemned the violent anti-trade union action at the German company Meister in Sprimont (Belgium) on February 26. After a week of protest action by the workforce against the decision to relocate to the Czech Republic, employees were faced with a terrifying raid by well-armed German "security agents" to remove equipment and material from the Belgian subsidiary. In the meantime the situation has calmed down and talks with the new management have started.

English: http://www.imfmetal.org/index.cfm?c=29221&l=2

Dutch: http://acv-csc-metea.acv-online.be/actua/detail/20120308_meister.asp

French: http://acv-csc-metea.csc-en-ligne.be/actualite_nouveaunom/detail ...


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