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11 February 2009

Construction workers' battle to defend jobs and conditions

Fiddlers Ferry: Andy Ford, Liverpool Socialist Party, spoke to a number of workers at the Fiddlers Ferry power station construction site on 3 February...

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11 February 2009

Fight for jobs at Ford

Short-time working at Ford Dagenham has been a hard blow to take for the 5,000 workers at the east London plant, writes Manny Thain.

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3 December 2008

Fight back now against job cuts

Unite trade union demonstration outside Labour Party conference 2007, photo Bob Severn

Unite members demonstrate at Labour Party conference 2007, photo Bob Severn

"We won't pay for bosses' crisis": Ford Workers and their supporters gathered in Southampton on 26 November to promote their campaign to win 100 million investment needed to build the new Transit in 2011, writes Nick Chaffey, Save The Transit campaign.

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5 November 2008

Fast news

Ford protest: National and local leaders of the trade unions in Ford have called a lobby of Southampton council on 26 November...

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5 November 2008

Fighting for a socialist solution to the crisis in the car industry

In the recession in the 'real' economy, the car industry is one of the first to be hit. Ford workers at Southampton have taken their first action against plans to close the plant there, whilst Ford at...

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29 October 2008

Car industry in crisis: A fighting strategy

The financial crisis is hitting the world car industry for six. Car sales are often the first to fall when boom turns to bust, writes Bill Mullins.

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29 October 2008

Saving jobs at Ford

Thousands of car workers in Ford are facing the reality of the credit crunch. Many of them could be laid off until the New Year. This means that they aren't being made redundant but are paid their basic pay minus their shift rate...

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21 October 2008

'Why not save our jobs?'

Fords: Our jobs - here to stay

Fords: Our jobs - here to stay

Billions to save banks: Hundreds of Southampton Ford workers took unofficial action to defend jobs on 20 October, bringing production at the Transit plant to a standstill, writes Nick Chaffey, Southampton Socialist Party.

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2 October 2008

Unions must fight to defend Ford jobs

"You could gift wrap a Fiesta, stick it in the back of a Transit, sell the Transit and still make a profit", were the words of former Southampton Transit manager, writes Nick Chaffey, Socialist Party and National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) Southampton.

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24 September 2008

Workers vow to fight Ford's closure plans

Last week Ford announced to their Southampton workforce that production of the Transit van would end here in 2011 with no commitment of further production at the Swaythling plant, writes Nick Chaffey, Southampton Socialist Party.

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17 September 2008

Ford workers meet to defend jobs

Southampton: On 11 September, Ford workers and their supporters met to discuss the recent job cuts of 120 contract workers at Ford in Southampton and the threat hanging over the future of the plant, writes Nick Chaffey.

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3 September 2008

Fight threat to Ford Transit plant jobs

Ford is cutting production, making contract workers redundant and hanging the threat of closure over their Transit plant in Southampton, writes Nick Chaffey, Southampton Socialist Party.

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31 July 2008

Feature: End the pay gap now

Based on their hourly rate in the UK in 2008, women who work full time earn 17% less than men on average. Jane James investigates.

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16 July 2008

Visteon takeover: Workers' determination defends conditions

The sale of the Visteon car components plant in Swansea to Canadian company Linamar on 8 July marks the end of a chapter of heroic struggle by the workforce in defence of their jobs, terms and conditions and pensions, writes Alec Thraves, Swansea.

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2 July 2008

Visteon workers win 5%

Workers in Visteon have accepted a 5% pay rise, after balloting for strike action. Rob Williams, the Unite convenor at Visteon Swansea, spoke to The Socialist in a personal capacity...

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2 April 2008

Jaguar/Land Rover: Uncertain future for workers

INDIAN CONGLOMERATE Tata has bought Jaguar & Land Rover from Ford for 1.15 billion - half the price Ford originally paid for the businesses, writes Rob Williams, Convenor, Swansea Visteon Plant.

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21 June 2007

Workers must fight Ford sell-off plans

Land Rover/Jaguar: OVER 18,000 car workers directly employed in Jaguar and Land Rover are furious that their owner Ford is threatening their livelihoods by putting the businesses up for sale...

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14 September 2006

Build the campaign to save Burberry

Treorchy: "BURBERRY IS going to make 170 million, this year", a Burberry worker told the socialist. "But that's not enough for this company. We're making (designer) polo shirts for 10 and they're selling them for 80, writes Mariam Kamish.

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24 August 2006

Visteon workers fight for their future

WORKERS IN Ford's parts business Visteon are facing rumours that the company is looking to sell. Union representatives met the European management in Germany last week to get an update on the sale of the chassis division, writes a Visteon worker.

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20 April 2006

Stewards prepare to fight for jobs

UNIONS IN Ford's components business Visteon are giving the company and Ford an ultimatum - withdraw your threats to our jobs, pay and conditions and pensions or face the threat of industrial action...

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