France - Car factory picketed - May 31, 2017

Workers at car component factory GM&S automobile in central France have occupied the plant and are threatening to strike in a protest against their managers as the site risks closure. They have told Renault and Peugeot that they are ready to strike if their demands are not met. Some 280 jobs at the site are under threat after the plant went into receivership back in December 2017. Workers accuse the two car giants of blocking negotiations for a takeover of the factory and of making too few orders. Negotiations with management over the last few weeks have failed and the closure of the factory is likely to be announced on May 2017.

English: https://www.rt.com/news/388032-french-workers-threaten-blow-factory/ 

https://sputniknews.com/europe/ … factroy-gms-strike/

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