IF Metall decided today to hand in the bankrupcy demand at the local court. Still they don’t want to give up hope for Saab and call it a very painful decision in their press release:
It is a very painful decision, but we need to secure members’ wage claim and then we can not wait any longer, says IF Metall Federal Chairman Stefan Löfven and the local union shop steward at Saab Hakan Scotland.
We assume still the Court of Appeal gives Saab opportunity for reconstruction. We believe definitely that Saab is worth a try with a professional assessment of reorganization. Especially when both Youngman and Pang Da believe that Saab’s problems are temporary and they are prepared for long-term investments as soon as the NDRC, National Development and Reform Commission, China has granted permission, says Stefan Löfven and Hakan Skött.
This is surely not the news that we want to hear but I’d like to remind you that all unions have the duty to protect their members’ rights. So sooner or later they had to take that step regardless of their feelings for Saab.
After all I am very optimistic regarding the decision on reorganization so this should not become a problem.