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(This article is only written in Chinese)

(This article is only written in Chinese)

"We must remain" - not Opel

Source: Germany. 16 July 2009. Gaston Cherry * In an interview with Wolfgang Schaumberg Opel will be saved, Arcandor not - is interesting not only what the company called "real economy" by the federal government guarantees, loans or subsidies to support and what not, but also why the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary left hanging just at Opel. The dilemma of the Federal Government is reproduced in the debates of the Left: Why not Porsche, Daimler, Fiat or just Arcandor? And why even a clue? On good advice for the federal government and certainly no shortage Opelaner: From the "nationalization of public scrutiny" (The Left) on a "pan-European occupation of the farms" (Winfried Wolf), the creation of a "global automobile workers grouping" (Karl-Heinz Roth), the conversion of the Astra, Omega, Zafira and Insignia production (ATTAC) to the slogan "Capitalism has gone" (The Left in the left) does the range.

Creative resistance against Alstom

Since 1984, the workforce at Alstom Power's (formerly BBC in Mannheim GmbH ABB) constantly forced to deal with demands for concessions in the wake of downsizing and restructuring of the company. Lastly, the council had agreed Betriebsvereinbarung 2003 by short-and shorter working hours and thus achieved a halving of the originally planned removal of 700 of the then 2000 employees. But in March 2005 showed that the contract was not worth the paper on which he stood. Alstom was again removed 900 of the 2000 supposedly "safe" places.

California autoworkers fight to save jobs

By Joan MarquardtFremont, Calif.Source: Workers' World. Aug 31, 2009 Several hundred rank-and-file United Auto Workers, family members, union leaders and a handful of local and state elected officials, community and business people rallied Aug. 20 outside the UAW Local 2244 hall here.

Miliband promises more green jobs but Vestas wind turbine plant is closing

Workers occupy UK factoryJames Illingworth looks at the impact of an occupation at a British wind turbine factory.Source: August 4, 2009 ABOUT TWO dozen British workers have been occupying a factory on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England, in a fight to save more than 600 jobs. The workers are employees of Vestas Windsystems, a Danish company that recently announced it intended to close the plant--the only wind turbine factory in Britain. But rather than allow the factory to close on July 31, these workers decided to take over a first-floor office, and have remained there for nearly two weeks.

Belize: 120 Belizeans axed for Chinese workers in Vaca Dam

By Adele Ramos (Amandala Online, 7 July 2009) The 105-million-dollar Vaca hydro dam project has been hailed as a major investment for Belize, and particularly important in providing jobs for labourers in these increasingly tough economic times. However, reports to our newspaper today claim that roughly 120 Belizeans have been gradually let go for imported Chinese labour—allegations disputed by the developer, the Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL).

For China, a Cautionary Tale

Insularity, Unfamiliar Ways Strain Investments in South America By JOEL MILLMAN in San Juan Marcona, Peru and PETER WONACOTT in Shanghai Staff Reporters of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Wall Street Journal. January 11, 2005; Page A18

In Carmaker’s Collapse, a Microcosm of South Korea’s Woes

By CHOE SANG-HUNSource: New York Times. February 23, 2009

GM bankruptcy a disaster for workers

By Martha Grevatt Source: Workers' World. Jun 3, 2009 On June 1 General Motors—a hundred-year-old company that for decades was the world’s largest—filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This follows months of speculation, where “possible” became “50-50,” which then became “more probable than not.” Now the world is witnessing the downfall of a giant that still employs a quarter-million workers.
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