Vauxhall workers in Luton have launched a fightback to save their jobs. Unions at the plant have called a demonstration on Saturday 20 January. They are asking other workers to join it.
General Motors, the owners of Vauxhall, dropped the bombshell news of closure just two days before the Christmas holiday. Now all the major unions at the plant-the TGWU, AEEU, MSF and GMB-are to distribute literature to their branches this week urging them to send delegations to the march.
'We want this to be our Rover demonstration,' says a TGWU shop steward at Vauxhall. 'We are hoping for a massive response. We've been petitioning locally and got brilliant support. Everyone is saying enough is enough. We are sick of multinationals coming in and doing what they like-causing devastation.'
Trade unionists across Britain should raise support for the march and organise delegations now. Vauxhall workers are also preparing to take action on 25 January as part of a Europe-wide day of action to save the plant.
Fax messages of support to John Jack, TGWU convenor, on 01582 426 873 or 01582 426 221. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Demonstrate to save Vauxhall
Saturday 20 January
Assemble between 10am and 12 noon Vauxhall plant, Kimpton Road, Luton (Junction 10 of the M1)