The Struggle at Manroland

Manroland: WSWS article unleashes debate in local newspaper

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.

Germany: Manroland is broken up with the help of the union

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.

Mass layoffs hit German printing press industry

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.

Germany: Manroland workers protest job cuts

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.

Manroland employees in Plauen: “We have been lied to and cheated”

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.

Several thousand layoffs imminent at German press manufacturer Manroland

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.

German trade unions, management work to break up 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.

Germany: Fierce debates at Manroland in Offenbach

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

“Workers must unite internationally”

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.

Germany: Angry Manroland workers protest against job losses

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.

Manroland: The defense of jobs and the role of the German trade unions

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.