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Why Fiat prefers newspapers to cars

Fiat prefers to invest in newspapers these days, rather than car-making. And it is apparently all the fault of the unions. Giorgio Cremaschi explains Announcing this week for the umpteenth time the investment in its Sevel plant in Abruzzo, southern Italy, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said that those investments will be the last in Italy, … Continue reading

European lawyers launch manifesto to demand respect for social rights

The manifesto aims to raise awareness of the growing violation of fundamental social rights by the EU and its Member States as a result of policies to combat the financial and economic crisis. European lawyers have raised the alarm about threats to social and labour laws from austerity policies in a manifesto that highlights an … Continue reading

Another Road for Europe – An Appeal

Europe is in crisis because it has been hijacked by neoliberalism and finance. In the last twenty years – with a persistent democratic deficit – the meaning of the European Union has increasingly been reduced to a narrow view of the single market and the single currency, leading to liberalisations and speculative bubbles, loss of … Continue reading

Court rules against Fiat in blow to crusade against union rights

Italy’s metalworkers’ union FIOM-CGIL has hailed a labour court ruling against carmaker Fiat, which has been trying to eradicate all workplace opposition to its moves to drive down wages and conditions. Judges told Italy’s largest industrial group to hire 145 workers at the company’s factory in Pomigliano, near Naples, that employs around 2,100 workers. Fiat, … Continue reading

Greek austerity plan ‘economically unviable and socially unsustainable’ say European trade unions

ETUC General Secretary Bernadette Ségol says latest Greek austerity plan ‘offers no perspective towards recovery’ and attacks labour rights More

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