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27 March 2019

Visteon: when factory occupations stayed the hands of the bosses

Visteon struggle tenth anniversary: Ten years ago, in response to a US car components company pulling the plug on 600 jobs, workers occupied plants in Enfield, Basildon and Belfast

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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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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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18 June 2014

Workplace news in brief

EDF energy strike: A third day of strike action by Unite members working at EDF in London, the South East, South West and Eastern region took place on 16 June

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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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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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20 March 2013

Workplace news in brief

HCA strike: Unite Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) members (Housing Workers Branch) will be on strike on 20 March against a pay offer that has resulted in unprecedented anger and disgust among members

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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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27 March 2012

Visteon pensioners protesting at Westminister, 28 March

Three years after the shock closure of Visteon, the campaign to restore pension rights promised before Ford transfered 3,400 employees to the doomed Visteon UK continues with a protest at Westminster on Wednesday 28th March at midday...

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200 Visteon pensioners demonstrated outside parliament on Tuesday 29 March as Ford executives met MPs, photo by Mike Gard

200 Visteon pensioners demonstrated outside parliament on Tuesday 29 March as Ford executives met MPs, photo by Mike Gard

30 March 2011

Visteon pensioners demand the pensions they have earned

Up to 200 Visteon pensioners demonstrated outside parliament on Tuesday 29 March as Ford executives met MPs. Their pensions, which were originally set up by Ford, are being reduced by between 14% and 50%

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2 February 2011

Ford challenged in legal bid: Pay the Visteon pensioners now!

On the very day that Ford Motor Company announced huge profits of $6.6 billion after tax, Unite has launched legal action against the car giant in a bid to win back lost pensions for over 3,000 pensioners, writes Rob Williams, Former Unite convenor at Swansea Visteon/Linamar Plant.

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21 July 2010

Swansea Linamar

Workers at the Linamar car parts plant in Swansea voted overwhelmingly to reluctantly accept the company's closure terms, at a mass meeting on Monday 12 July...

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8 July 2010

Linamar announces closure in Swansea: Union prepares challenge

208 workers at the Linamar plant in Swansea, and their families, face the dole as the Canadian car parts company announced the closure of the Swansea plant by the end of this year on Wednesday 7 July, writes Alec Thraves.

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7 April 2010

Ex-Visteon workers continue fight for pensions

Hundreds of Visteon pensioners and their supporters marched through central London on 31 March to protest against cuts in their pensions due to the greed of their previous employers, Ford, writes Alec Thraves.

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1 April 2010

Visteon pensioners demand Ford pays what it owes

Alec Thraves travelled from Swansea with two coach loads of Visteon pensioners and supporters. Hundreds of Visteon pensioners and their supporters marched through central London on 31 March to protest...

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