Workers occupied Frape Behr factory in Barcelona, solidarity actions needed

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Jan 5 2008 13:41

Negotiation failed (seems that government is not willing to make any progress in the issue). You can get partial idea of what happened by using http://translate.google.com/ for the CNT-E blog or A las barricadas forum (Not the best thing though).

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Jan 10 2008 22:39

On Monday the Catalan government agreed to the dismissal of 92 workers - although the company stated that this didn't necessarily guarantee the plant's future. As yet they haven't announced who will lose their jobs. This was rejected by an assembly of the workers and about a hundred of them occupied the factory. On Wednesday the company attempted a lock-out claiming that "the integrity of the factory installation was at risk". 30 workers stayed in the factory despite police warnings to leave. An assembly this morning agreed to continue mobilisations and protest actions and a demo was held outside the Catalan government's labour department in the afternoon. Tonight there are about 50 workers inside the plant.

Edit: pictures of today's demos have just been posted on the CNT-Frape blog

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Feb 4 2008 12:09

Any news? Is the struggle still ongoing?

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Feb 4 2008 13:11
JH wrote:
Edit: pictures of today's demos have just been posted on the CNT-Frape blog

cheers mate, those were awesome smile

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Feb 4 2008 19:54
OliverTwister wrote:
Any news? Is the struggle still ongoing?

It's over for now although I think there's still an underlying threat of the plant being closed. The redundancies (98 in all) went ahead but with an increased payout. For readers of Spanish the alasbarricadas thread gives more details - there's an interesting post from "un frapero", giving a view from a non-political Frape worker who before the dispute saw the CNT members there as unrealistic radicals.