Thousands of Saab workers have gathered outside the firm’s Trollhättan factory in Sweden to demonstrate against General Motors’ decision to begin the closure of the company.
Up to 3500 people, equivalent to Saab’s entire Swedish workforce, turned out to show their support for the firm. Many carried placards in English reading “Mr Obama – please save Saab” and “Save Saab from GM, Gangster Motors.” The company’s employees also presented a letter that will be sent to GM CEO Ed Whitacre, which urges GM to sell Saab rather than close it.
Whitacre said yesterday that GM is closing the Swedish firm as none of the offers it has received for the company have been attractive enough.
Despite this, Saab restarted its production lines yesterday to commence production of the new 9-5 and to fulfil orders for the 9-3 and outgoing 9-5 (pictured).