Friday, May 17, 2013 9:10 am
4-month strike at PSA Peugeot Citroen plant ends
The Associated Press
PSA Peugeot Citroen said Friday that it had signed an agreement with the CGT union to end the strike, which started in January. The CGT called the strike "suspended."
Peugeot said around 130 of the plant's 2,500 workers have been on strike since Jan. 16.
France's largest automaker is cutting 8,000 jobs and has slated the Aulnay-sous-Bois factory as it struggles to compete in Europe's stagnant car market.
While unions and the government have called the plan unacceptable, the plant looks likely to shut next year.
CGT representative Jean-Pierre Mercier told French TV that "the fight is far from over."