PSA - Aulnay Workers Protest Layoffs and Stop Production
Yesterday, some 300 workers, who are part of the radical CGT union, went on strike and managed to completely halt production, as most of them happened to work in that very department.
According to an official CGT union statement, “Employees at PSA Aulnay refuse to accept being laid off without benefits [ . . . ] The false negotiations begun in November give absolutely nothing at all, the management is refusing to address the demands of the employees. The striking workers demand that the management restart the negotiations from the beginning.”
Today, PSA and the various union leaders will meet up yet again, in order to discuss the exact number of employees they need to fire, and the kinds of deals they will be offered.
PSA announced that it would be firing some 8,000 workers in total, within the next few years, and now Renault is following suit, with announced layoffs of 7,500 employees by 2016.
Via Detroit News