Thousands of Opel workers from around Germany took part in a mass rally on Thursday demanding parent General Motors scrap plans for plant closures in Europe.
In Sweden unions and the Social Democrat party planned a protest “For Jobs” later on Thursday at a Saab plant in Trollhattan.
The global financial and economic crisis has sparked many protests in parts of Europe. Here are some details:
* BOSNIA — Bosnia’s Muslim-Croat parliament cancelled a session on Thursday rather than confront protesters complaining about its plans to pass a law cutting benefits to narrow a big budget gap.
— It was the latest in a series of protests by workers and disabled people, angry at unemployment and tough measures to keep a lid on government debt that has ballooned with the crisis.
* GERMANY — Some 15,000 Opel workers from around Germany took part in a mass rally on Thursday at the German headquarters of their struggling company, demanding parent General Motors scrap plans for plant closures in Europe. Vice Chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the rally, added, “This is about more than just Opel. It’s about the future of the car industry in Germany.”….