Reports and Campaigns
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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
20 March 2013
HCA strike: Unite Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) members (Housing Workers Branch) will be on strike on 20 March against a pay offer that has resulted in unprecedented anger and disgust among members
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...
6 November 2012
Yesterday, two weeks after 1,400 Ford workers were told that they face the dole, 80 ex-Ford Visteon pensioners leafleted the Ford plants in Bridgend and Dagenham as their union Unite prepares for legal action to win back the full value of their pensions from Ford
27 March 2012
Three years after the shock closure of Visteon, the campaign to restore pension rights promised before Ford transfered 3,400 employees to the doomed Visteon UK continues with a protest at Westminster on Wednesday 28th March at midday...
30 March 2011
Up to 200 Visteon pensioners demonstrated outside parliament on Tuesday 29 March as Ford executives met MPs. Their pensions, which were originally set up by Ford, are being reduced by between 14% and 50%
2 February 2011
On the very day that Ford Motor Company announced huge profits of $6.6 billion after tax, Unite has launched legal action against the car giant in a bid to win back lost pensions for over 3,000 pensioners, writes Rob Williams, Former Unite convenor at Swansea Visteon/Linamar Plant.
21 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.
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.
1 April 2010
Alec Thraves travelled from Swansea with two coach loads of Visteon pensioners and supporters. Hundreds of Visteon pensioners and their supporters marched through central London on 31 March to protest...
3 March 2010
Visteon pensioners: Former Visteon workers fighting for their pensions will lobby parliament on 31 March. When Visteon was 'spun-off' from Ford, workers were assured that their pensions would be protected. But this has...
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.
19 January 2010
After all the talking, Bosch are closing the plant taking the jobs of 900 workers and their families. Yet again, a multi-national company are moving out of Wales and the UK after years of profit-making at the workforce's expense and millions of Welsh taxpayers' pounds to make even more profit in the low wage economy of Eastern Europe.
28 October 2009
A protest took place outside the Ford car showroom and sales centre 'Days' in Swansea. It involved well over 100 ex-Ford/Visteon pensioners from the Swansea plant which is now owned by Linamar. Most...
23 June 2009
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...
17 June 2009
Editorial: THE VICTORY of Rob Williams, in getting his job back and being reinstated into his position as convenor of the Swansea Linamar car parts plant has tremendous lessons for the future. And it reveals, along with other struggles that have broken out in the last six months, the crucial role of conscious socialists in the workplace.
5 June 2009
Seventy ex-Visteon workers, retired workers joined by those made redundant two months ago, kicked off their campaign to fight for their pensions with a protest outside the meeting of their pensions trust on 1 June, writes Paula Mitchell.
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.
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