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6 June 2018
This year, 7 June marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the strike by women sewing machinists at Ford Dagenham in east London.
25 August 2017
"Talk about sourcing that will save the plant or we'll fight", say Bridgend Ford workers to the company
10 July 2017
Ballot papers go out at the end of this week to Bridgend Ford workers
29 March 2017
Bridgend Ford workers have sent a huge statement of intent to Ford by not being available for overtime. They are telling Ford: come to the table and commit to sourcing that makes the plant viable for all those who want to work in it, or there will be action.
22 March 2017
Non-fiction review - 'Spain in our hearts': Left-leaning academic Adam Hochschild's remarkable latest work collects the visceral stories of Americans and Canadians who fought fascism as part of the 'International Brigades' in Spain's 1936-9 civil war
8 March 2017
Ford workers' warnings of a rundown of the Bridgend plant have unfortunately proved correct. Ford has leaked documents indicating the rundown of the plant over the next four years. The document projects the loss of 1,160 workers.
1 March 2017
Ford workers in Bridgend, south Wales, want answers to the lack of sourcing which is putting the whole future of the Bridgend engine plant in doubt
11 May 2016
It is becoming increasingly clear from the different bids to take over all or part of Tata Steel's UK operations, that none of the potential buyers will take on the £15 billion pension scheme. This includes Excalibur who are proposing 1,000 extra job cuts.
27 January 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Victimised RMT rep defended; anti-cuts protest in Brighton; NSSN to hold Port Talbot steel solidarity meeting.
9 April 2014
Hundreds of former employees of Visteon/Ford marched on 2 April from their union Unite's HQ in London to Parliament to demand pensions justice
29 January 2014
Ford ballot: Over 5,000 Ford workers are being balloted for strike action in a dispute over job security and pensions
27 January 2014
Over 5,000 Ford workers are being balloted for strike action, over job security and pensions
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
18 December 2013
With legal action pending in 2014, the Visteon pensioners have organised protests against Ford during December, including outside Ford HQ in Brentwood, Essex on Wednesday 18th December
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 November 2012
Support Ford workers: On Sunday 11 November, more than 15,000 people attended a demonstration organised by the Belgian trade unions for jobs and against the closure of the Ford car factory in Genk...
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...
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