German unions resigned to closure of Opel plant

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HAMBURG, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Trade unions have accepted the prospect of Germany's first car plant closure in decades and are now pushing for a painless exit for workers at the Opel factory in Bochum. The factory was built half a century ago atop an abandoned coal mine in Germany's now economically depressed steel heartland. Production there is due to end in 2016. A senior labour official told Reuters the unions hope to reach a deal with Opel parent General Motors ...

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