The Struggle at Manroland
By our reporter, 25 January 2012
A recent article in the WSWS dealing with the sellout by the union of workers at Manroland has unleashed a lively debate in a German newspaper.
By Ulrich Rippert, 21 January 2012
Rarely has the IG Metall trade union lined up so blatantly with management against workers as it has done in the case of the printing press manufacturer Manroland.
By Gustav Kemper, 20 January 2012
Secret agreements recently concluded by company management, creditors, liquidators and the IG Metall trade union will mean the loss of nearly 5,000 jobs in the German print machine industry.
By our reporters, 16 January 2012
On January 13, several thousand Manroland workers demonstrated to defend their jobs following the announcement by liquidators that there would be massive job cuts at the printing press manufacturer.
By Ernst Wolff, 13 January 2012
Workers at the Manroland print manufacturer spoke bitterly of their experiences with IG Metall, when questioned by a WSWS reporter team.
By Ulrich Rippert, 7 January 2012
Representatives of Germany’s largest trade union, IG Metall, are offering their services to the liquidator intent on breaking up bankrupt printing press manufacturer Manroland.
By Marianne Arens, 17 December 2011
The insolvency of the second largest printing press manufacturer in the world places 6,500 jobs at stake.
By our reporters, 10 December 2011
It is increasingly clear that the bankruptcy at printing press manufacturers Manroland is part of a general attack on jobs and social achievements.
Message to fighting Manroland workers
By Gustav Kemper, 10 December 2011
Greetings from an employee of global press manufacturer Goss International read at a meeting of the Socialist Equality Party near the Manroland factory in Offenbach.
By our correspondents, 6 December 2011
Several thousand workers at Manroland, a major printing equipment manufacturer, demonstrated last Thursday at plants in Augsburg, Offenbach and Plauen in defence of their jobs.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 December 2011
If the fight against plant closures is left under the control of IG Metall, it is doomed to failure, with disastrous consequences not only for individual employees, but for the working class as a whole.