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Adtranz workers lobby authorities in bid to save jobs

Workers at the Swiss Adtranz rail techology concern, threatened with redundancy, have handed in a petition urging the authorities to help them in the campaign to save their jobs.

This content was published on February 9, 2000 - 15:08

Workers at the Swiss Adtranz rail technology concern, threatened with redundancy, have handed in a petition urging the authorities to help them in the campaign to save their jobs.

A petition with just under 27,000 signatures was handed in to the cantonal governments of Zürich and Basel-country, as well as to the federal authorities and the federal railways.

The petition protests against the closure of two Adtranz factories - in Pratteln and Zürich-Oerlikon - and calls on the federal and local authorities to urge the Adtranz concern and its customers to ensure that jobs are maintained.

The German-owned company is laying off 700 workers at its subsidiaries in Switzerland as part of restructuring plans. Talks aimed at getting the concern to reconsider its decision have so far ended in failure.

From staff and wire reports



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