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Ford-Visteon workers want their pensions back

Issue No. 2154

Protesting for their pensions (Pic: Charlie Kimber)

Protesting for their pensions (Pic: Charlie Kimber)

Former Ford-Visteon workers held a lively protest at a pension trustees meeting in central London on Monday of this week.

Visteon workers who transferred from Ford in 2000 were promised that their terms and conditions would mirror Ford’s “for life” – including their pension scheme. But now their pensions hang in the balance.

The workers demanded that Ford honour its commitment and make their pension fund viable, rather than letting it go into the Pension Protection Fund.

Meanwhile, remaining Visteon workers face an uncertain future after Visteon Corporation filed for bankruptcy last week.

Visteon workers in Belfast, Enfield and Basildon have shown that militant action can win concessions.

Other Visteon workers can take similar action – and win the same level of support from other workers – in the event of any attack on their jobs.

A new Socialist Worker pamphlet Visteon: How Workers Occupied and Won. Lessons of the Fightback is available for £1 from Bookmarks, the socialist bookshop. Go to » or phone 020 7637 1848

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Tue 2 Jun 2009, 18:21 BST
Issue No. 2154
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