Nearly a month after the announcement that Ford was axing 1,500 jobs (closing its Southampton Transit Van plant, and cutting jobs at the Dagenham stamping plant which supplies it), there are still no details of a high-profile, public campaign against the closure from Ford unions.
20,000 workers marched to protest job losses at a Ford plant in Genk, Belgium, on Sunday 11 November.
An industrial bulletin for Tube workers, by Tube workers.
Shop stewards and convenors at the Ford Transit Van plant in Southampton have voted to back a campaign to keep the factory open as Ford threatens a jobs massacre that could see 1,400 workers axed in Southampton and Dagenham.
Coventry car workers staged a brief sit-in strike after their bosses announced 156 redundancies.
For the fourth time this year, pickets were out in force at the Remploy factory in Springburn, Glasgow on Monday 22 October as workers there kept up their fight in defence of jobs and terms and conditions of employment.
The announcement by the PSA group (Peugeot Citroën) of their decision to close the Aulnay-Sous-Bois factory was officially made in July.
Ford has announced plans to close two UK plants, with unions putting estimates for the resulting job losses at around 2,000.
Remploy factories in Chesterfield, Springburn, and Bridgend are set to be sold off, but the buyer has refused to guarantee continuing existing workers’ employment.
French ferry workers employed by Brittany Ferries, which serves several ports in the UK, launched a prolonged strike against pay cuts and increases in working hours.