Will Colombia's protesting workers be heard?
Author: Al Jazeera, Published on: 22 August 2012
…[A] group of former General Motors (GM) workers stitched their lips shut and began a hunger strike…They had already spent over a year outside the US embassy…The protestors say GM has fired more than 200 employees after they reported on-the-job injuries, including herniated discs, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, at the company's Colombian plant…GM issued a statement saying: "GM emphasises a safety-first culture in all of our facilities around the world…we are interested in learning more about the ongoing safety allegations of a few, former GM Colmotores employees. A team of GM representatives…travelled to Colombia to better understand and address the situation."…
Related companies: General Motors