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Ryton workers target Citroen

Workers from the threatened Ryton plant in Coventry will be demonstrating tomorrow against the decision to sack 2,300 workers. In a change of tactic the workers are turning their attention to a Citroen dealership in Rugby.

This is the latest in a string of protest actions which have seen workers travel to many parts of the country in an effort to force the company to take notice of their demand for proper consultation.

Leading the demonstration, Jim O'Boyle, Transport and General Workers Union Convenor for the plant, said the company should think again about their plans to relocate to Slovakia.

“PSA Peugeot Citroen should remember that prior to building cars in the UK their market share here was minuscule,” he said. “Without the hard work and effort of the workers at Ryton over many years, Citroen cars would still be as rare as hens’ teeth in the UK.

“This is a reminder to both the company and the public that this campaign is about justice and fairness to loyal workers who have been sacked purely in the name of greed.”

The demonstration starts at noon at Murely Citroen Rugby, in Albert Street.

PSA has said it will run down production at Ryton until beginning work on a new replacment plant in Slovakia.

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