Workers at the car plant manufacturer Visteon have responded magnificently to being summarily sacked.
In Belfast and Enfield in North London workers are occupying their factories, while in Basildon in Essex workers are protesting outside the plant.
Workers are demanding action to save over 560 jobs at the three plants.
On Tuesday workers were called into meetings to be told that their jobs had gone. Belfast occupied immediately followed by Enfield the following day.
The sackings come despite a promise from Ford, Visteon’s former owner and main customer, that workers would receive the same redundancy deals as those of Ford’s directly employed workers.
The protests have grown alongside solidarity and support from other trade unionists.
This is a crucial battle that can shape the way that ordinary people respond to the effects of the recession, and trade unionists should urgently send messages of support and donations to the Visteon workers.
Send messages of support to firstname.lastname@example.org
Text messages of support to Des (Basildon) 07814432215 John (Belfast) 07816 590 380 Kevin (Enfield) 07956 375 410.
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Day by day reports of the occupation: