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France: Citroen Auto Workers Fight Back Against Plant Closures
Date Thursday July 11
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Niebyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorJay
Join Speak Out Now for a presentation and video showing from the group L'Etincelle, on the current situation in France, and the strike at the Citroen Aulnay plant. In 2012, 266 factories of more than ten workers were closed - one every work day of the year in France. Workers in the factory of PSA Aulnay-sous-Bois, near Paris, went on strike January 16 to fight against the closing of their plant and the layoffs of 11,200 workers.

Hundreds of workers occupied their factory and met daily in a general assembly to renew the strike and decide on their plans of action. They went to other workplaces on strike and facing layoffs to try and build a common fight back. They held demonstrations in Paris with other workers who were beginning to fight back.

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