Workers at Peugeot’s Ryton plant have voted not to take strike action to defend the plant. In April Peugeot announced plans to close the Coventry plant, with the direct loss of 2,300 jobs and the threat of up to 6,000 jobs in the area.
Some 440 T&G members voted for strike action, 516 voted against, with a turnout of 69 percent. As the ballot began, Amicus union general secretary Derek Simpson announced that strikes against multinational plant closures were ineffective in the modern world.
Amicus members at Ryton were also balloted. Their result was not available as Socialist Worker went to press.