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3 November 2017

Obituary: Derek Robinson, car workers' leader, 1927-2017

Derek Robinson, one of the most famous trade unionists of the 1970s, has died aged 90

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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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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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8 July 2009

News in brief

Venture vultures: THE SERIOUS Fraud Office is investigating the circumstances behind the collapse of the MG Rover car plant at Longbridge, Birmingham in 2005...

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5 February 2009

Car industry bailout plan

CAR WORKERS in Britain face job cuts, long lay-offs and increased short-time working. Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover and other car manufacturers have all cut jobs. The recession-hit 'British' car industry...

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26 November 2008

Rover's ex-workers wage cut scandal

AT A time when workers in Britain are bracing themselves for more bad news, a recent report indicates the true impact of previous large-scale redundancies in the West Midlands, writes Ted Smith, Birmingham Socialist Party.

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25 November 2008

Rover's ex-workers wage cut scandal

AT A time when workers in Britain are bracing themselves for more bad news, a recent report indicates the true impact of previous large-scale redundancies in the West Midlands, writes Ted Smith, Birmingham Socialist Party.

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19 November 2008

Programme of action to fight unemployment is needed

Editorial When Tony McNulty, New Labour's minister for (un)employment was asked by the TUC if the government would consider increasing unemployment benefit because of the number of workers now losing their jobs, he said no - because it would stop people looking for jobs if it is set too high...

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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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12 October 2006

A 'race to the bottom' for workers' rights and a disaster for the environment

BY THE year 2050 there will be another one billion cars in the world, on the on top of the one billion here today...

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18 May 2006

Fighting strategy needed to save jobs

WORKERS AT Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant are facing massive job cuts. GM Europe want to cut 12,000 jobs as part of its 'restructuring' plans and Ellesmere Port could lose at least 1,000 jobs...

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21 April 2005

Save Rover

THE SOCIALIST Party is standing a candidate in the general election to highlight the scandal of Rover's collapse and to call for the renationalisation of the company...

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21 April 2005

Renationalise Rover - change the system!

MG Rover crisis: THOUSANDS OF Rover workers have now got their redundancy notices. Thousands more jobs are going in component suppliers all over the country. And now...

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14 April 2005

MG Rover: The Ugly Face of Capitalism

MG Rover - 20,000 jobs under threat: "OUR ECONOMIC record will be at the centre of the election campaign" declared Tony Blair...

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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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7 April 2005

Big business sharks circle Rover jobs

THE CRISIS threatening 6,000 jobs at the Rover plant at Longbridge has taken another twist...

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31 January 2004

"It's Not Just Pay"

LAND ROVER workers were on official strike on 26 January, the first for 15 years. There were pickets of between 100 and 200 at the main entrances and within five minutes two deliveries were turned back...

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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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