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GM-Opel-Vauxhall crisis deepening

NICK REILLY, the GM executive who closed down Vauxhall Motors in 2002, unveiled, yesterday in Frankfurt, the GM plan for Opel...

Mexican Workers Defend Union Jobs

MEMBERS of the Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME) are vowing to fight as long as it takes to defeat the government’s heavy-handed, anti-union moves...

Occupy Vauxhall/Opel plants – nationalise GM Europe to defend jobs!

General Motors plans to close the Opel plant in Antwerp, Belgium this winter, with the loss of more than 2,300 jobs. Workers in Antwerp...

Gas and grit rationing!

GAS for industry and grit for the roads were being rationed yesterday as British industry began to shut down. Vauxhall, Ellesmere Port, Jaguar Land Rover,...

2010 – year for revolutions! NEW YEAR MANIFESTO by News Line...

NEWS LINE sends its revolutionary greetings for 2010 to the working class and the poor of the planet. We especially greet the insurgent masses...

GM BOSS SACKED! – restructuring to be speeded up

General Motors Board of Directors Chairman, Ed Whitacre, known for his asset stripping and merger programme at telecoms empire AT&T, has taken the helm...

Gm Hits Luton With 354 Job Losses

General Motors (GM) yesterday announced 354 job cuts at Vauxhall’s UK plant in Luton and none in Ellesmere Port. On Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)...

Gm Crisis Meeting Today

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said yesterday that the Merkel government was seeking clarity from General Motors on plans for Opel. This came on the...

GM’s Reilly insists no decision made on which plants are to...

GENERAL Motors’ head of operations in Europe, Nick Reilly, has a history – he was in charge of the operation that shut down Vauxhall...

Glenton – Five Further Charges

Corporal Joe Glenton, the soldier who faces desertion charges for refusing to return to Afghanistan, has been arrested, imprisoned and charged with five further...

Gm Boss Refuses To Say Which European Plants Will Be Closed

GENERAL Motor’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Fritz Henderson, took questions at a Detroit press conference on Thursday, November 5th concerning the Magna...

GM BOMBSHELL – Magna out & GM Europe heads for ‘restructuring...

GM, now owned by the US government, has dropped a bombshell by turning down its deal with Magna and the Russian state-owned Sberbank, at...

OCCUPY GM! – defend every job says ATUA Secretary Wiltshire

German workers are holding ‘warning strikes’ today over General Motors scrapping the sale of GM Europe, which includes Opel and Vauxhall, to Magna. The GM...

Longer Hours And Pay Cuts For UK’s Magna Workforce

AFTER weeks of extensive negotiations, an agreement on the future of the UK Vauxhall plants has been reached between Unite, the biggest UK union...

PULL TROOPS OUT CALL! – as army chief demands more

‘We are opposed to more troops going into Afghanistan,’ a Stop the War Coalition spokesman told News Line yesterday. He was responding to a...

Crisis of US economy deepens and UK follows suit!

THE US economy has seen 7.6 million jobs destroyed since the US and worldwide slump began, and then deepened, after the crash of the...

UK-SPAIN REFUSE TO SIGN FOR THE MAGNA DEAL – call mass...

Unite joint general secretary Tony Woodley yesterday morning told the BBC Today programme that Spain and Britain had refused to sign a memorandum of...

LUTON 354 JOB LOSSES –announced by night shift management

Night shift workers at the GMM van plant in Luton were summoned to a meeting with the General Manager, Paul Staes, on Monday night...

Brown pledges to bring morality to the bankers!

AT yesterday’s Labour Party conference Premier Brown focused on the ‘wrong choices’ that the Tories had made over policies to deal with the...

No Pledge From Mandelson – Over Gm-Magna Jobs!

BUSINESS Secretary Lord Mandelson yesterday refused to give any guarantees to keep open the GM Luton and Ellesmere Port car plants and prevent mass...

LABOUR CRISIS! – as Business Secretary Mandelson offers his services to...

PRIME MINISTER Brown was fighting for his political life yesterday, as well as for a future for his right-wing ‘bankers’ government. Having saved the...

‘NO TIME FOR NATIONALISM!’ – 5,000 car workers march to Antwerp...

5,000 European workers marched to the Opel plant in Antwerp yesterday afternoon to demand that it must not close as a result of the...

Workers Rise Up Over Gm Magna Plans

• 20,000 march in Zaragossa • Thousands mass in Antwerp today • 1400-1800 jobs to go in UK TODAY tens of thousands of angry GM workers and...

Pre-empt savage cuts with a general strike!

LIB DEM leader Nick Clegg has reiterated his original claim there will need to be ‘savage’ spending cuts. Clegg put forward the same...

‘WE WILL NOT GIVE UP TILL WE WIN’ – sacked Gate...

The sacked Gate Gourmet workers marked the fourth anniversary of their struggle with a 200-plus strong rally and an evening of thrilling entertainment at...

‘we Want Leaders Who Fight For The Workers’

‘OUR trade union leaders did nothing for us,’ sacked Gate Gourmet worker Parmjit Bains told a 200-strong fourth anniversary rally for the sacked workers...

Mobilise! For Gm Demo In Antwerp!

THE European trade union body, the Engineering Metalworkers Federation (EMF), has called for a mobilisation of GM workers in Europe on Wednesday, 23rd September...

The meeting where the ‘N’ word could not be mentioned!

THERE were no questions allowed at the Unite TUC fringe meeting in Liverpool on Tuesday evening evening, so determined was the Woodley-Simpson leadership that...

‘IF WE DON’T WIN THIS BATTLE THERE WILL BE NO MORE...

AT A PACKED ‘Saving Vauxhall Jobs’ TUC Congress fringe meeting on Tuesday evening, Unite leaders Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson attacked the German government...

COOL RECEPTION FOR BROWN – at the TUC Congress

GORDON BROWN had a very cool reception at the TUC yesterday. The mood was set by the PCS delegation, which held up placards saying ‘No...

GM HANDED TO MAGNA! – 10.000 to be sacked

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel was first to announce yesterday that General Motors (GM) has chosen Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna to buy Opel and...

GM GAMBLING WITH WORKERS JOBS – say EU trade unions

A Joint statement by the European Employee Forum of General Motors (EEF), the European Metalworkers‚ Federation (EMF) and the European Unions was issued yesterday...

GM decision this week – says German Economy Minister

General Motors is expected to make a ‘fundamental decision’ this week about selling GM Europe, which includes Germany’s Opel and the UK’s Vauxhall, threatening...

GM Europe sale in crisis

General Motors is considering keeping GM Europe rather than selling it. This came after the German government pressed for Canadian auto parts maker Magna, backed...

Defend Every Job In Gm Europe – Occupy And Nationalise

THE Detroit board of US carmaker General Motors last Friday postponed making a decision on who should acquire its Opel division, including the two...

GM defer Open Vauxhall choice – as GM Luton workers are...

With just five weeks until the German elections, Chancellor Merkel yesterday expressed her anger and frustration at the failure last Friday of General Motors...

Luton Night Shift To Go!

WORKERS at GMM Luton yesterday condemned the refusal of their union leaders to fight, as they waited the outcome of the General Motors board...

Merkel Offers Gm 4.5 Billion Euro Loan

Germany yesterday upped the pressure on US car giant General Motors to sell GM Europe, which includes Germany’s Opel and the UK’s Vauxhall, to...

Medvedev Meets Merkel To Back The Magna Bid

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Black Sea town of Sochi yesterday to discuss carmaker Opel and other industrial...

Gm And Magna Reach Agreement In Principle

GENERAL Motors and Magna and its Russian partner Sberbank (which includes the Gaz carmaker) have reached an agreement in principle over the contract...

No Prosecutions – Let Off For Those Who Destroyed 6500 Mg...

THE Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has said it does not intend to launch a criminal investigation into the collapse of carmaker MG Rover. It was...

Rover–No Prosecutions!

THE Serious Fraud Office announced yesterday that there will be no criminal charges brought over the sale and subsequent collapse of MG Rover. Bert Hill,...

Ssangyong Workers Battle Korean Police

Hundreds of South Korean riot police on Tuesday clashed with laid-off workers who have occupied part of Ssangyong Motor Co’s only assembly plant for...

‘Close down the Island if they try to evict us’ say...

‘I’M not leaving,’ occupying Vestas worker Mark Smith told News Line yesterday. He was speaking in the wake of a hearing at Newport Court where...

Barclays gambles on the Brown safety net while Northern Rock’s losses...

SPECULATIVE casino banking, without risk for the bankers, thanks to the Brown government’s pledge to never let a big bank fail, is the way...

Hunt announces EU coalition to patrol Gulf

‘COBRA emergency meetings were held this morning and throughout the weekend. We must now take appropriate action to support the safe passage of vessels...