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Quotes on Visteon

Issue No. 2150

“The government is putting too much money into negative things like ID cards and surveillance. Why not spend it on positive things?”
Raymond Dixon , former shop steward at Visteon Enfield

“I’d say to other workers – regardless of how secure you think your job is, get organised now. Have a plan B. If this company can do it then others will want to do the same. Be prepared – and if it does happen have a plan of action.”
Wez Ullah after 14 years service at Enfield

“Since 2000, Visteon has been an independent company supplying parts to Ford. Ford has no contractual or other responsibility towards the Visteon UK workforce.”
Ford spokesman in April this year, claiming the company had no responsibility towards Visteon workers. Their tune has now changed.

“The company has forced us together. I’ve got a more open mind now. It’s made me feel strong to see people who don’t even work here coming to support us. You realise how nice people are. You shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover – you should open up the pages and take a look sometimes!”
Evangelou Evangelos, a Visteon worker from Enfield

“To be honest, I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them.”
Belfast Visteon worker on his opinion of Ford management

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Who Says?
Tue 5 May 2009, 18:31 BST
Issue No. 2150
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