Solidarity bulletin containing edited versions of two texts by Walter Johnson and Echanges et Mouvement about struggles of General Motors workers in France and Canada in 1977.
Faced with with over 1,000 redundancies, Brazilian GM workers walk off the job, and occupy the busiest highway route in the country. The bosses cave in, suspend their redundancy plans, and give the workers paid leave for their wildcat action.
Last week, 2,000 GM workers from the Brazilian Metalworkers Union, occupied, and took control of an important highway, and demanded a stop to 1,840 redundancies.
Seven members of the Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers of General Motors Colmotores (ASOTRECOL) have sewn their mouths shut and started an indefinite hunger strike until General Motors meet their demands.
Between 2008 and 2011, General Motors in Columbia fired many workers who sustained injuries during the course of their work.
Work related injuries were widespread throughout the factory. Workers developed repetitive strain injuries, affecting hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders – as well as spinal injuries due to heavy lifting, and hands being ripped off in machinery.
September 21st, 2011: The United Auto Workers and General Motors are wrapping up contract negotiations following their previous contract’s expiration on September 14th.
The UAW has released only an outline of the new contract’s features, lauding the contracts “improvements in health care benefits,” pensions, and “improved profit-sharing” between owners and employees.
Prol-Position on casualisation and agency working at General Motors in Germany in 2007.
Short roundups of various workers' struggles in the global automobile industry by Prol-Position in 2005.
Update on Car Industry: More strikes