28th February 2009

GM Europe workers protest over cuts

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General Motors employees in Europe have taken to the streets in protests over proposed job cuts.

GM plans to cut around 26,000 jobs at its facilities in Europe, with a number of factories to be closed.

German employees rallied outside the Opel headquarters, supported by Germany’s vice-Chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who said that ‘this is about more than just Opel. It’s about the future of the car industry in Germany… It’s the backbone of our economy.’

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