GM Europe workers close ranks for new Astra work

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FRANKFURT, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Labour leaders at five General Motors Europe plants will not enter in a contest to make the next-generation Astra compact until the carmaker agrees job security steps, its works council head said on Wednesday. GM has said that European plants need to offer top-class productivity if they want to compete against manufacturing sites with lower labour costs. Officials have suggested it may be able to make do with fewer Astra plants. "We have agreed that none of ...

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