spotCampaigns

spotOrganisations

spotArguments for socialism

spotPeople

spotInternational

spotEvents

spotAround the UK


All keywords


All Campaigns subcategories:

Anti-capitalism

Anti-fascist

Anti-racism

Anti-war

Asylum

Black and Asian

Children

CNWP

Corporate crime

Disability

Education

Election campaigns

Environment

EU

Finance

Food

Gender Recognition Act

Health and safety

Health and welfare

Housing

Human Rights

LGBT Pride

Local government

Local services

Low pay

Migration

Nationalisation

New workers party

NHS

Pensions

Post Office

Poverty

Privatisation

Public Services

Socialism

Socialist

Sport

Stop the slaughter of Tamils

Students

The state

Transport

TUSC

Welfare rights

Women

* Workplace and TU campaigns

Youth


Workplace and TU campaigns keywords:

35-hour week (22)

AUT (7)

Aer Lingus (6)

Agency workers (51)

Airport (52)

Amicus (53)

Argos (14)

Aslef (84)

BAA (2)

BBC (169)

BMW (26)

BT (50)

Besna (18)

Bin workers (75)

Blacklisting (106)

Bloc (3)

Bosch (2)

British Airways (76)

British Airways (76)

Burslem 12 (9)

Bus workers (77)

CWU (337)

Cadbury (7)

Cadbury-Schweppes (3)

Call Centres (18)

Car workers (42)

Care worker (12)

Care workers (72)

Civil Service (220)

Classroom assistants (8)

Cleaners (127)

Clyde (6)

Coastguards (7)

Compulsory redundancy (9)

Construction (249)

Construction workers (162)

Corus (37)

Council workers (146)

Crossrail (12)

DVLA (15)

DWP (176)

Dockers (23)

Docks (8)

Drivers (206)

EPIU (4)

Electricians (70)

FBU (230)

Firefighters (224)

Ford (105)

Fujitsu (15)

GMB (249)

Gate Gourmet (7)

General Motors (11)

Glaxo Smith Kline (1)

Health and safety (80)

Heinz (6)

Honda (19)

JCB (14)

JIB (7)

JJB Sports (4)

Jaguar (16)

Jane Norman (1)

Jarvis (9)

Jobcentre (50)

Jobs (1428)

Journalists (74)

LOR (15)

Lecturers (94)

Linamar (40)

Lindsey (41)

Lindsey Oil Refinery (30)

Local government (246)

London underground (145)

Lucas Aerospace (5)

Manufacturing (56)

Metro (36)

Metronet (13)

Milford Haven (8)

Miners (173)

NASUWT (53)

NUJ (64)

NUT (358)

Natfhe (10)

Nurses (131)

Oilc (4)

Outsourcing (62)

PCS (917)

POA (87)

People's Charter (1)

Peugeot (8)

Pfizer (8)

Port workers (4)

Postal dispute (27)

Postal workers (141)

Printers (2)

Prison officers (53)

RCN (25)

RMT (734)

Railworkers (10)

Redundancies (119)

Redundancy (34)

Refinery (36)

Remploy (51)

Reps (55)

Rover (31)

Saltend (20)

Seafarers (10)

Shelter (43)

Shipyard (10)

Shop Stewards (244)

Siemens (3)

Single status (30)

Sita (6)

Social workers (16)

Sodexo (9)

Stagecoach (26)

Staythorpe (1)

Steel (92)

Strike (3105)

Sunday trading (1)

Supermarket (36)

TGWU (59)

TSSA (47)

Teachers (479)

Textile (8)

Thomas Cook (5)

Total (16)

Toyota (1)

Trade Union Freedom Bill (4)

Trade union (597)

Trade unions (400)

Train drivers (31)

Tube Lines (5)

Tube workers (49)

Tubelines (3)

Twinings (2)

UCATT (29)

UCU (215)

Unfair dismissal (15)

Unions (958)

Unison (975)

Unison witchhunt (5)

Unite (845)

Usdaw (137)

Vauxhall (48)

Vestas (26)

Visteon (92)

Volkswagen (7)

Waterford Crystal (1)

Wedgwood (1)

Whipps Cross (61)

facility time (9)

Ford


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 806, 9 April 2014: House of Thieves

Search site for keywords: Visteon - Ford - Unite - Pensions - Swansea - Pensioners - Belfast - NSSN - Basildon

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.

It was the fifth anniversary of Visteon going into administration, which closed the remaining plants.

This was followed by a heroic struggle by the 600 sacked workers which won enhanced redundancy.

This proved to be an inspiration for the campaign that was then waged by 3,000 ex-workers who were robbed of parts of their pensions when Visteon went bust in 2009.

Since then the Visteon Pensions Justice Action Group has campaigned tirelessly for the parent company, Ford, to live up to its obligations to the workers.

This has been backed up by a legal claim by Unite against Ford which is due to be heard in court in November.

But the pensioners will be hoping that this will be the last time they need to march. At last Ford has made an offer of compensation.

It is a victory in itself to force such a giant multi-national corporation to put something on the table.

The march was a success with hundreds gathering from former plants in Swansea, Belfast, Enfield and Basildon.

The rally outside Unite HQ was chaired by ex-Swansea convener and NSSN chair Rob Williams. The former Belfast convener John Maguire spoke, along with Plaid Cymru Welsh Assembly member Bethan Jenkins, Unite officials and other Visteon workers. At Parliament, they were met by MPs who had supported the campaign.

At the start and end of the march, a minute's applause was given in memory of those members who had passed away over the five years.

Rob Williams said: "This is the human side to this story. People have died in the time that Ford has dragged their feet.

"We welcome the offer and thank our union and our general secretary Len McCluskey for Unite's support.

"This offer doesn't cover what we've lost or what we deserve but it is a testament to the incredible struggle that the pensioners have put up, inspired by the great fight of the sacked workers in 2009."

There will now be meetings in all four areas for Unite members to consider the offer.







Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999