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Swedish worker’s union, IF Metal writes to Obama about Saab
Monday, 14 May 2012
Swedish worker union in mostly the manufacturing sector, IF metal has
written to the US president, Obama, pleading with him to pressure
General Motors (GM) to release the technology licence for Saab.
According to news reports in Swedish media, a letter has been sent to
the U.S. President Barack Obama in which the IF Metall of North
Älvsborg seek his help so that Saab Automobile can restart. This also
has to do with people’s lives and jobs the psychological part of the
Thus has to do
with seeking General Motors to give release the technology licenses it
has held which has prevented the sale of Saab's bankruptcy content.
"We hope that you will feel that Saab is worth to be saved. We, more
than 4500 auto workers in Sweden, are looking forward to your reply,"
are some of the words in the letter.
When GM was in trouble in 2009 the U.S. government became the owner of
the company as such it is held that the government still have a say in
But since GM has been refusing to release the technology licence, it
has blamed strategic factors – not willing to pass its sensitive
technology to the Chinese and then later it said it will not release it
to any other buyer.
With the US trying to reconsolidate its industries and manufacturing
sector, it remains to be seen if the government would be willing to
open up by releasing the technology. After all the IM Metal’s letter
did not say that Saab will not be bought by the Chinese.
By Scancomark.se Team
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