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19 June 2019
Following a series of mass meetings on 12 June, Unite members at the Ford plant in Bridgend decided overwhelmingly to fight the closure of the engine factory, writes Alex Wedlake, Unite Young Members national committee (personal capacity).
12 June 2019
The announcement that Ford Bridgend is to close is the latest in a series of blows to manufacturing workers.
6 June 2019
The closure of the Bridgend engine plant is to be closed after nearly 40 years of production.
16 January 2019
Bridgend Ford bosses have said over 1,000 workers will lose their jobs over the next two years, with 370 to go this spring
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
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