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Story originally published 18/10/2003

UNION leaders at the Hoover factory at Cambuslang will launch a campaign today in an attempt to save hundreds of jobs.

The BBC took Harry Cichy back to Dependabilty Square, Newton Iowa to film a documentry on his battle with Maytag over the infamous Hoover flight promotion, the documentry to be screened in March 2004 part of the Trouble at the top series.

The jobs of up to 500 shop workers are hanging in the balance after Northern Electric Retail went into administration.
Uncertainty was hanging over 500 jobs today after retailer Northern Electric went into administration.
(Greenville, October 30, 2003, 5:00 a.m.) Electrolux says it will save $81 million if it pulls out of Greenville to begin production in Mexico.

When an unbalanced washing machine starts dancing across the floor, a sensor inside detects the wild gyrations and halts the spin cycle. In the future, says Christos Cassandras, washing machines and other household appliances will go a step further: they'll call a repairman before a part breaks.

YOU SAY GOODBYE, WE SAY HELLO: Sadly, Maytag recently lost its second, long-suffering Maytag Repair Man, actor Gordon Jump, who did yeoman's work (just by sitting on his duff) to promote the brand's image as super-reliable. Maytag's first repair man-in-waiting, also deceased, was funny man Jesse White.

WHILE many American manufacturers look to China as a place to make their products with cheap labor, an odd turnabout is taking place in this small town northeast of Columbia.

Retailers cannot be forced to stock a drink or food brand in freezers or fridges, even when they are lent for free by a manufacturer, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.

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