This video from the USA is called Flint Sit Down Strike (1936-37) [at General Motors] – UAW History
Item of today:
22 November 2005
General Motors announced plans Monday to close or eliminate shifts at nine assembly, stamping and powertrain plants and cut 30,000 hourly workers’ jobs in the US and Canada by the end of 2008.
The cost-cutting measures by the world’s largest auto maker will have a devastating impact on workers, their families and communities across North America.
The elimination of 22 percent of the North American workforce is part of a major restructuring plan designed to boost profits and raise share values for the company’s stockholders.
General Motors management used to say: “Whatever is good for General Motors, is good for the USA” …
Opposition to GM plans to close British plant: here.
See also http://wsws.org/articles/2005/nov2005/gm-n23.shtml
GM Britain: http://wsws.org/articles/2006/may2006/vaux-m19.shtml
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