TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 28 January 2009

ST cuts production line shifts

David Darmanin
At a meeting among officials, STMicroelectronics has last week informed the General Workers’ Union (GWU) that it had decided to cut down shifts on one of its production lines. >>

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