Belgium: striking workers at sub-contractor close Ford plant

Workers at Ford plant in Genk

Workers at Syncreon, formerly TDS Automotive, went on strike on Monday.

Submitted by jef costello on January 15, 2008

The strike began on Monday after 81% of Syncreon's 250 workers voted in an assembly to reject a new salary structure as it did not includes figures for a salary increase. Workers had been demanding an increase of one euro per hour.

The strike led to Ford workers being sent home at 6pm yesterday. After management failed to make a rebnewed offer to the striking workers Ford again sent workers home today, keeoping only the marketing and hubcap sections operational.