Belgium -Ford-Genk trade unionists prosecuted -October 16, 2013

A trade union delegation of Ford Genk might have to appear in court in Cologne for disturbing the public peace. The delegation protested with 250 workers in November 2012 in front of the central office of Ford Europe after the announcement of the closure in 2014 of the Genk plant. The German prosecutor has announced the start of a juridical investigation initiated by Ford-Cologne against 15 trade unionists and one German colleague.  

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