Oct 22: What the CAW said about Stronach in 2000 (scroll to the bottom of the page)
It seems Frank Stronach's dislike for unions (and anything that looks like them) is truly international - even in his native country Workers at Magna plants in AUSTRIA have battled with the Canadian-based company throughout 1999 over management's opposition to government-mandated "works councils." (Works councils are a type of democratic representation, but without full union rights.) Magna has been refusing to allow the councils, pushing instead its own corporate code called the "Magna Charter." The conflict came to a head over the dismissal in the year of a worker who had favoured the creation of a works council at a plant in Styria. A government grant to Magna was suspended as a result, but re-issued after company threats to move work to Germany and Hungary.