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25 August 2017

Ford workers vote for action

"Talk about sourcing that will save the plant or we'll fight", say Bridgend Ford workers to the company

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10 July 2017

Vote for action to save Ford plant

Ballot papers go out at the end of this week to Bridgend Ford workers

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29 March 2017

Bridgend Ford overtime stoppage in sourcing dispute

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.

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22 March 2017

Precise, visceral account of working class heroism

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

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8 March 2017

Leaked document threatens jobs and conditions at Ford Bridgend

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.

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1 March 2017

Ford workers demand answers to Bridgend plant sourcing questions

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

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11 May 2016

Potential new steel bosses refuse to take on pensions

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.

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27 January 2016

Workplace news in brief

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.

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9 April 2014

Visteon: Ford makes offer

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

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29 January 2014

Workplace news in brief

Ford ballot: Over 5,000 Ford workers are being balloted for strike action in a dispute over job security and pensions

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27 January 2014

Unite ballots Ford workers for strike action

Over 5,000 Ford workers are being balloted for strike action, over job security and pensions

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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 December 2013

Visteon pensioners protest

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

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Ford Dagenham protest outside Ford UK headquarters, photo P Mason

18 April 2013

Angry workers protest outside Ford's UK headquarters

Workers from Ford's Dagenham Stamping & Tooling Operations plant finished their night shift and descended on Ford's UK headquarters

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27 February 2013

45 years since the Ford Dagenham strike: women workers still fighting for decent pay

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.

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14 November 2012

Workplace News in brief

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...

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Picketing at Fords Dagenham, 18 June 2012, photo Pete Mason

Picketing at Fords Dagenham, 18 June 2012, photo Pete Mason

7 November 2012

United action to save all Ford jobs!

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...

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6 November 2012

Visteon pensioners take solidarity to Fords workers

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

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