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25 August 2017
"Talk about sourcing that will save the plant or we'll fight", say Bridgend Ford workers to the company
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.
18 June 2014
EDF energy strike: A third day of strike action by Unite members working at EDF in London, the South East, South West and Eastern region took place on 16 June
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
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
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...
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