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Former GM workers sew lips in Colombian protest

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A small group of former workers for General Motors in Colombia began their second week of a hunger strike, during which they have sewn shut their mouths as they continue to protest in front of the US Embassy in Bogota.

The hunger strike by the former workers at GM's Colombian unit Colmotores marks the latest labor problems to hit GM's South American branches.

In Brazil, GM agreed not to cut 1,840 jobs at a factory there following union protests and government threats that the job cuts could lead to the reinstatement of taxes cut earlier in the year.

Source: MarketWatch