Belgian Opel workers wildcat strike

A wildcat strike broke out amongst workers at the Opel car plant in Antwerp January 8 in a row over pay.

Submitted by Steven. on January 10, 2008

According to, workers on the morning shift refused to go back to work after their mid-morning break, complaining that their wages had not been paid out correctly.

Irregularities in wages and payment have been a point of contention at Opel for the past three years. Around 3,500 people work at Opel, Antwerp, and it is reported that workers have said they will only resume their jobs when management promises to act on their complaints.