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14 July 2010
Workers at the Linamar car parts plant in Swansea voted overwhelmingly to reluctantly accept the company's closure terms, at a mass meeting on Monday 12 July...
8 July 2010
208 workers at the Linamar plant in Swansea, and their families, face the dole as the Canadian car parts company announced the closure of the Swansea plant by the end of this year on Wednesday 7 July, writes Alec Thraves.
16 June 2010
Prepare for the battles ahead: The fourth annual conference of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) takes place in London on Saturday 26 June, writes Rob Williams (pictured left), Unite convenor, Linamar Swansea, personal capacity.
12 May 2010
As expected, our Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition result in Swansea West followed a national pattern of being squeezed by the main parties, writes Swansea Socialist Party.
10 May 2010
As expected, our TUSC result in Swansea West followed a national pattern of being squeezed by the main parties...
5 May 2010
Up to 200 trade unionists, young people and community campaigners marched in Swansea today against the Lib Dem councils cuts...
7 April 2010
Hundreds of Visteon pensioners and their supporters marched through central London on 31 March to protest against cuts in their pensions due to the greed of their previous employers, Ford, writes Alec Thraves.
22 January 2010
About 300 Visteon pensioners from Swansea, Basildon & Enfield along with supporting trade unionists protested today outside the Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff, writes Rob Williams, Socialist Party Wales and Linamar UNITE convenor.
9 September 2009
Next year, Unite members will elect a general secretary designate who will eventually take over from retiring joint general secretaries Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson, writes Kevin Parslow.
17 June 2009
ROB WILLIAMS, the Unite trade union convenor at the Linamar car components factory in Swansea, Wales, has won a stunning victory in his fight for reinstatement...
11 June 2009
Rob Williams, leading Socialist Party member and vice-chair of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN), has won his campaign against Linamar management in Swansea, who summarily sacked him without notice for an "irretrievable breakdown of trust"...
10 June 2009
100% Victory! Rob Williams has been unconditionally reinstated.
10 June 2009
STOP PRESS: ROB HAS BEEN REINSTATED! WORKERS AT the Linamar car components plant in Swansea are taking indefinite strike action from Thursday 11 June to get their sacked Unite trade union convenor, Rob Williams, a long-standing Socialist Party member, reinstated, writes Alec Thraves, Socialist Party secretary, Wales.
5 June 2009
Update - Rob Williams reinstated. Workers at Linamar voted to strike in support of their sacked convenor.
28 May 2009
Linamar workers in Swansea have voted for an all out strike in support of their sacked convenor rob Williams.
20 May 2009
Defending trade union rights: On 13 May, Swansea trades council and the Linamar shop stewards' committee, held a marvellous meeting in support of sacked Linamar convenor Rob Williams, writes Dave Reid, Socialist Party Wales.
15 May 2009
"This is a meeting of solidarity" declared Ronnie Job, chairing the meeting called by Swansea Trades Council in support of sacked Linamar convenor, Rob Williams.
13 May 2009
Socialist Party member Rob Williams, trade union (Unite) convenor of the Linamar car parts plant in Swansea, was sacked on 6 May. This was in spite of a walkout by his fellow workers when he was first told he was being sacked, and the intervention of Unite leader Tony Woodley.
The campaign for Rob's reinstatement is continuing, with the union balloting for strike action. Rob Williams spoke to The Socialist.
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