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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...
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
31 October 2012
News of Ford's plans to close the Transit plant in Southampton has hit workers and the city like a bombshell, writes Nick Chaffey, Socialist Party southern region secretary.
25 October 2012
The Socialist Party sends its full support to Ford workers after Ford announced it intends to close two British plants
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...
6 April 2011
Strike action is looming in Ford as the patience of both workers and pensioners runs out, writes Rob Williams, NSSN anti-cuts convenor and former Swansea Visteon (ex-Ford) Unite convenor.
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%
16 March 2011
3 March 2011
Home Office: Civil service union PCS is balloting its members in the Home Office over job cuts and the sacking of two union reps on trumped-up charges...
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.
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...
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 months of 'warnings', Bosch have announced that they will close their car components plant in Miskin, south Wales, in 18 months' time - and move production to Hungary, writes Mariam Kamish.
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