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6 September 2017

Bosses' pensions robbery

Pensions are back in the headlines with the news that FTSE 350 companies' pension deficits are equivalent to 70% of their annual profits

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17 May 2017

Pensions strikes continue at BMW

National Shop Stewards' Network (NSSN) supporters once again traveled up from Bristol and Gloucestershire on Tuesday 16th May to bring support and solidarity to BMW workers at the Mini plant in Swindon, writes Matt Carey, Bristol South Socialist Party.

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10 May 2017

Workers fight back against race to the bottom!

Many strikes and protests are taking place

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5 May 2017

Pensions strike at Rolls Royce

Production lines are quiet today at the Goodwood plant as hundreds of noisy pickets are providing a 'welcoming party' for visiting BMW board members from Germany

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26 April 2017

BMW strikers determined to win pensions dispute

Workers at BMW's engine plant in Coleshill, Warwickshire, held the first of five separate 24-hour strikes

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12 April 2017

Car workers strike at BMW in defence of pensions

By a huge 93%, car workers at BMW, producing the Mini and Rolls-Royce, have voted to strike for eight days in defence of their final salary pension scheme.

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8 February 2017

AWE pension strikers vow to fight on

Thousands of workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) were stripped of their defined benefit pension scheme on 1 February by AWE bosses Lockheed Martin, Jacobs and Serco.

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6 July 2016

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. We look at the super-rich and their supercars while cycle couriers suffer.

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8 January 2014

Is UK car building back in Top Gear?

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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18 November 2009

Working life in a car factory

Steve Bell of Aylesbury Socialist Party recently interviewed a car worker at the BMW plant in Oxford, writes What is your working life like at the moment?.

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15 September 2009

Rover - Gangster capitalists were treated as saviours

Government inspectors have published their report on the scandal of the 'Phoenix four' directors who bought MG Rover from BMW in 2000 for 10 and allowed it to collapse in 2005, writes Bill Mullins.

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18 February 2009

Anger as jobs slashed with an hour's notice

Workers at BMW's Mini plant at Cowley in Oxford reacted in fury when they were given an hour's notice that they were losing their jobs, writes Alison Hill.

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17 February 2009

Fight back now to stop job cuts

SACKED AT an hour's notice! And with no redundancy pay even after years of continuous work. That's what the bosses did to 850 workers at the BMW car plant at Cowley, Oxford.

These sackings typify the plight of workers today in 'casualised Britain' plc. The 850 sacked workers were agency staff who didn't have the same employment rights as permanent workers.

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14 April 2005

Nationalise Rover now

Sack the board, not the workers: TENS OF thousands of workers in the West Midlands face an uncertain future, as behind closed doors administrators - in reality, asset strippers - pick over what Phoenix have left of Rover...

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14 April 2005

No more asset-stripping, renationalise, don't subsidise

Longbridge: THE ROVER crisis is mainly down to the greed and short-sightedness of the capitalist owners...

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6 December 2003

Longbridge: Phoenix Directors Feather Their Own Nests

The businessmen who bought the BMW car factory in Longbridge, Birmingham and supposedly saved thousands of jobs in the West Midlands, are to be investigated by the House of Commons Trade and Industry Select Committee for their governance of the company, writes Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party.

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15 December 2000

Vauxhall threatened by profits crisis

AS WE go to press, the multinational General Motors has announced the closure of the Vauxhall plant in Luton. This is a massive blow to the thousands of workers and their families in the area, writes Bill Mullins.

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5 May 2000

Take Over Rover

TONY BLAIR has said he will "work night and day" to save Rover jobs. This is a turn around from last month when Labour said they were powerless to stop BMW selling the plant to asset-stripping venture...

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14 April 2000

Crisis in the Car Industry - Double dealing Bosses

THE ROVER crisis shows that BMW are typical capitalists, they're double-dealing hypocrites. Rover's last owners were prepared to fiddle the profit and loss accounts to justify whatever they wanted to...

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14 April 2000

Rover: Where did all the money go?

THE BIG car companies always play one country off against another. BMW threatened to move Rover 75 production to Hungary in 1998 unless the government coughed up 250 million to develop the Longbridge...

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