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6 September 2017
Pensions are back in the headlines with the news that FTSE 350 companies' pension deficits are equivalent to 70% of their annual profits
25 August 2017
"Talk about sourcing that will save the plant or we'll fight", say Bridgend Ford workers to the company
10 May 2017
Many strikes and protests are taking place
12 April 2017
By a huge 93%, car workers at BMW, producing the Mini and Rolls-Royce, have voted to strike for eight days in defence of their final salary pension scheme.
19 February 2014
Boom and bust: Last year government business secretary Vince Cable boasted of rising output in Britain's car industry as illustrating a recovering UK economy
8 January 2014
The thoroughly reactionary but entertaining Jeremy Clarkson, on his Top Gear programme's Christmas special, tried to demonstrate that UK vehicle manufacturing was healthier than ever
29 September 2010
Over 220 workers are facing the dole with the closure of TRW in Resolven (ex-Cam Gears). Coming on the back of closures of Bosch, Borg Warner and Linamar - over 1,500 car workers in South Wales have been...
10 June 2009
THE BEGINNING of 2009 saw workers burst onto the scene with a big strike at Lindsey Oil Refinery. Hundreds of construction workers broke the vicious anti-trade union laws, organised a strike from the grassroots...
6 May 2009
ROB WILLIAMS, the Unite trade union convenor at the Linamar car components factory in Swansea, has been temporarily reinstated following his sacking by company bosses on 28 April...
6 May 2009
Saturday 27 June. Keynote speakers from workers in struggle including Lindsey Oil Refinery construction workers' dispute, car workers, London Underground, local government, and more...
7 April 2009
Many have been inspired by the stand taken by the workers in the ex-Ford plants in Belfast, Enfield and Basildon...
18 February 2009
In response to the crisis in Britain's car industry, where thousands of job losses have been announced and thousands of other workers have been temporarily laid off for weeks at a time, the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) hosted a very encouraging meeting in Birmingham on 14 February, writes Linda Taaffe, secretary NSSN.
17 February 2009
SACKED AT an hour's notice! And with no redundancy pay even after years of continuous work. That's what the bosses did to 850 workers at the BMW car plant at Cowley, Oxford.
These sackings typify the plight of workers today in 'casualised Britain' plc. The 850 sacked workers were agency staff who didn't have the same employment rights as permanent workers.
11 February 2009
Saturday 14 February 2009, 12-4pm, The Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS...
28 January 2009
ON 19 January at the end of his shift, Dmitrii Kozhnev, Chair of the Tsentrosvarmash factory branch of the Trade Union of Auto Industry Workers (MPRA), and a supporter of Socialist Resistance (CWI, Russia), was sacked from his workplace in Tver city, Russia...
14 January 2009
Bosses at Nissan's Sunderland car plant have announced they are axing 1,200 jobs, around a quarter of the workforce...
7 January 2009
There was strong media interest in a Swansea public meeting called on 16 December by the Linamar (ex Visteon car component plant) shop stewards' committee, writes Alec Thraves, secretary Socialist Party Wales, Swansea trade union council..
10 December 2008
Car industry in crisis - national meeting
The National Shop Stewards Network is organising a meeting for car workers and those in ancillary industries:
Saturday 14 February 2009, 12-4pm, The Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS.
Please encourage your union branch/workplace to sponsor this meeting and send delegates (£5 per delegate or visitor).
See also: www.shopstewards.net or PO Box 58262, London N1P 1ET.
3 December 2008
Unite members demonstrate at Labour Party conference 2007, photo Bob Severn
26 November 2008
With dark clouds gathering over the car industry the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) has not just stood by, writes Linda Taaffe, NSSN national secretary.
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