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November 18, 1993

PROTEST AT PHILIPS PLAN TO MOVE TO HUNGARY

By CBR Staff Writer

Emmeline Pankhurst lives! Staff at a Philips factory in Dordrecht took a leaf out of the British suffragettes’ book and chained themselves to machines in protest at plans to move the equipment to Hungary, Reuter reports: The people seem to be afraid we will close the factory, which is not the plan, a Philips Electronics NV spokesman said; the factory makes drive motors for video recorders, compact disk playersand computers, and it plans to transfer work currently handled by 40 of the 300 workforce to Hungary.

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