A couple of short news stories sneaked into the regional paper Eindhovens Dagblad late last June: a round of dismissals and a strike at a Philips factory that produces smoothing irons. Local union FSPMI denounced cases of intimidation and brought in the Dutch union FNV to take up the issue with Philips. How does FNV manager Ron van Baden look back on the case?


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publication cover - Unionised Philips workers made redundant in Indonesia