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18 April 2013
Workers from Ford's Dagenham Stamping & Tooling Operations plant finished their night shift and descended on Ford's UK headquarters
27 February 2013
The marvellous victory of the women factory workers in the machine shop at Ford Dagenham rings as loudly today as it did 45 years ago, writes Linda Taaffe, National Shop Stewards Network.
14 January 2013
Union members protested outside Barking and Dagenham Civic Centre when the council passed £18 million in cuts
7 November 2012
National Shop Stewards Network and Socialist Party members have been producing regular bulletins supporting the Ford workers fighting the closure of the Ford plants in Dagenham and Southampton...
18 June 2012
Salaried workers at Fords staged a 24-hour strike across the UK on Monday against Ford tying pay negotiations to closing the final salary pension scheme to new entrants
16 March 2011
Tower Hamlets: In 1921 Poplar councillors, led by George Lansbury, electrified British politics by refusing to make working class East Londoners pay unaffordable rates...
6 October 2010
Review: It is always a surprise when either Hollywood or Britain's film industry makes a sympathetic movie about workers who go on strike...
21 April 2010
Jobs and homes - not racism: In last year's European elections the British National Party (BNP) got just under a million votes, 6.4% of the total votes cast...
9 December 2009
The London borough of Barking and Dagenham is an area particularly blighted by capitalism's failure...
7 October 2009
Film review: In the opening pages of My Life Leon Trotsky denounces the saccharine image of childhood that features in much fiction, saying that, in reality, it's not so easy for most people...
22 April 2009
Eleanor Donne spoke to Frank Jepson, convenor and Robert Fitch of Basildon Visteon...
14 April 2009
in Dagenham, Romford, Billericay, Grays and Basildon
11 February 2009
Short-time working at Ford Dagenham has been a hard blow to take for the 5,000 workers at the east London plant, writes Manny Thain.
15 December 2006
Barking and Dagenham: AS RICHARD Barnbrook, leader of Barking and Dagenham council's far-right BNP group, started ranting down his megaphone, over 300 anti-fascists ran to the park perimeter to drown him out...
25 October 2003
AT THE same time as CWU strikers rallied in central London, 65 postal workers met in Dagenham, east London. Bob Gibson, a national CWU official, was there to address rank-and-file activists, writes Manny Thain.
26 January 2001
SATURDAY'S MAGNIFICENT 10,000-strong demo of Luton car workers, their families and other supporters reflected the anger people feel against the multinational companies who threaten to close down whole towns after the first nervous twitch of their shareholders...
19 January 2001
Vauxhall Luton...Ford Dagenham...Corus Steel...: "BRITAIN IS working again" says Education and Employment secretary David Blunkett, adding that "jobs are there for the taking"...
24 November 2000
FORD WORKERS at Dagenham, east London are balloting for industrial action in defence of jobs. After assurances from the Ford Motor Company in 1997, none of the promised $425 million investment has materialised...
30 June 2000
"Cheaper to hire, cheaper to fire" TO CHANTS of "no closure" and "the workers united will never be defeated", hundreds of Ford workers marched through fashionable Bayswater, west London to lobby Ford UK's headquarters, writes Manny Thain and Dave Carr.
28 April 2000
WITHIN WEEKS of Rover's break up and massive job losses, thousands of workers at Ford's Dagenham may now also face the axe. The combined job losses at Ford and Rover could amount to 150,000!...
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