Saab Employees Rally At Saab Factory In Trollhättan

Posted on 12. Jan, 2010 by in 2010-2019



Photo Credits: TTELA & GT

Thousands of Saab Automobile employees finally gather outside of the Saab Factory in Trollhättan, Sweden today according to TTELA & GT.

The protesters are carrying signs, including the “SAVE SAAB” logo I provided to some of them in an e-mail last night. Their sign however includes this but they added “SAVE SAAB from Ganster Motors, a play on GM”. Creative!

I’m glad our “SAVE SAAB” campaign in Detroit took off and inspired others around the world including Saab clubs and now Saab employees.

Good for them, send your message loud and clear!

Here’s TTELA’s story followed by GT’s below.





Thousands manifested outside Saab

TROLLHÄTTAN Save Saab, Saab save, save Saab!
Several thousand Saab employees gathered outside the main gate at noon to send a message to the owner of General Motors.
– Show us that you deliver what you promised!

For unions call down near 3 000 Saab employees up to a demonstration at 12 noon today. All left their jobs and marched out to the main gate. Banners reading “Saab has a soul, GM”, “Save Saab” and “General failure take” appeared in the crowds.
– We still believe in this and have constant contact with the bidders, “said Annette Hellgren, chairman of the Union, just before the demonstration started.

And people were furious at GM.

– It is pure torture from GM’s side, “said Rune Olsson, who worked 25 years at the factory.
The manifestation was short, but afterward sent the trade union representatives off a letter to GM’s CEO Ed Whitacre with an appeal to sell Saab


Banners outside the factory spoke for themselves: “SAVE Saab from GM – Gangster Motors”, “Saab has a soul, the GM?” And “save jobs at Saab.”

– All are here, all 3 500 workers, both factory workers and officials, “says Borje Andersson, GT’s reporter on the spot.

During the manifestation of the letter was read out, in which the staff addressed to GM’s chief executive, Ed Whitacre.

– The letter requires the employees to GM will take responsibility for their employees and sell Saab.

They are demanding that GM will demonstrate the confidence of the employees, being a good employer, “said GT’s Borje Andersson.

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5 Responses to “Saab Employees Rally At Saab Factory In Trollhättan”

  1. Ted Y

    12. Jan, 2010

    I’m wishing I could be there with these great people. They’ve been through a lot, and they deserve better. My hat’s off to them.
    By the way, the “GT” link is missing the first “h” in “http”.

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  2. karen

    12. Jan, 2010

    Wow, what a terrific ‘manifestation’ outside the Trollhattan factory! I sincerely hope the Swedish government takes note. “Gangster” Motors reveals the deep seated anger, which is as close to taking to the barricades (the French option) as the usually restrained Swedes can get.

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  3. Karen

    12. Jan, 2010

    Tell Mr Muller that I will purchase 2 new saabs within the year if he is successful!

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  4. Pavel Nejezchleba

    13. Jan, 2010

    Yes. GM = gangster motors. My Saab 9.5 Aero is perfectly nice car !!! Support Convoy in Prag – 17.1. 2010 10.oo time…

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  5. dani

    13. Jan, 2010
    The Saab make super cars. Stop GM to kill the Saab!!!

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