Belgium -Strike notice at Caterpillar -March 7, 2013

Trade unions at Caterpillar stand united in face of Caterpillar’s announcement that it intends to lay off 1,400 workers (1,100 production workers and 300 administrative staff) at its plant in Gosselies. ‘We favour social dialogue to find solutions that will ensure the sustainability of the plant but we will change gear and take strong action if we are not heard’ warned a union representative.  



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