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Fagor appliance manufacturer workers stage lock-in over factory closure
05 November 2013 @ 09:46

EMPLOYEES facing the chop at a leading electrical appliance firm staged a lock-in yesterday (Monday) at one of the factories and plan to stay there 'for as long as is necessary' to make bosses reconsider.

A group of 16 workers at Edesa, part of the Fagor group which manufactures white goods, shut themselves into the portokabins used for office work in the unloading area of the factory in Basauri (Vizkaia province) in the Basque Country.

“We have to do something to save our company, because otherwise it will have a knock-on effect and end up with the closure of other firms – not jus in the Basque Country, but nationally,” said one of the workers, Teresa Pérez.

By this they mean that if the Fagor plants in the region close, the mass unemployment generated will lead to reduced consumer spending and affect the economy in general.

They have hung out banners reading 'Save the industry in Euskadi', the Basque name for the region, written in both Spanish and the Basque language, euskera.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com



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Bobo said:
05 January 2014 @ 00:20

"Fired" I think made redundant is the term!

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