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10Sep92 USA: CATERPILLAR OFFERS CLOSURE MORATORIUM IN BID TO SETTLE PAY AND CONDITIONS DISPUTE WITH UNITED AUTO WORKERS.

US Plant giant Caterpillar has proposed a six-year moratorium on factory closures at home in a new package aimed at settling a pay and conditions dispute with United Auto Workers (UAW) employees.The bid is part of Caterpillar's offer to double the current three-year contract to give improved job security for its 16,000 UAW employees until 1997.Caterpillar and the union started negotiations earlier this year after a five-month strike at a number of factories across the US. But in June ...

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