Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s Sunderland, U.K, plant is facing its first ever strike as members of the Amicus trade union protest the relocation of some staff. Amicus reportedly will conduct a strike ballot beginning Nov. 24 because it opposes the compulsory relocation of 60 purchasing department workers to a Nissan site 240 miles (386 km) south in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, U.K. by June 1, 2004. Amicus says is was not consulted on the relocation decision, which was announced two months ago. ...

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