Belgium March over closure of Fords

November 12, 2012 in International, Reports, Strikes

On Sunday 11 November, more than 15,000 people attended a demonstration organised by the Belgian trade unions for jobs and against the closure of the Ford car factory in Genk. The plant closure would mean the slashing of 4,000 jobs (without even counting the subcontractors). The announcement of the closure comes as November was a record month for the number of bankruptcies in Belgium, while layoffs and restructuring plans are hitting workers across the country. We need a united fight-back, with a fighting plan of action: we are lost if we all fight isolated from each other. Let us oppose […]