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Friday, October 12, 2007

700 Jobs Threatened By Cadbury Schweppes

Cadbury Schweppes are threatening to move production from their factory at Keynsham near Bristol to Poland, threatening 500 jobs. A further 200 jobs are under threat at the Bournville plant in Birmingham, the longstanding home of British chocolate.

Again we see the socially and environmentally disastrous nature of rampant neo-liberal globalisation. Chocolate for the home market will have to be shipped from Poland. Workers will be thrown out of work and local economies disrupted. The carbon footprint will grow larger.

A petition has been launched and can be found here -

News story from the Independent newspaper here and here from the BBC



At 5:03 am, Blogger Charlie Marks said...

It is odd that as jobs go to Poland, thousands of Poles come to work here. Poland is now importing workers from surrounding countries...

It's mad.


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