Socialist Worker

Visteon dispute


Protesting until they see the money

05 May 2009
The offer that Visteon workers have wrenched from Ford marks a turning point for class struggle in Britain. It shows that workers can take on multinational corporations – even in the midst of a recession – and win.

Were the workers led by donkeys?

05 May 2009
Workers at Visteon have won a major victory in spite of their national union, Unite.

Victory at Visteon: ‘It’s been an unbelievable experience I’ll never forget’

05 May 2009
Many of the workers fighting against Ford and Visteon were taking part in action for the first time. The experience has transformed them.

‘The solidarity was electrifying’

05 May 2009
‘There will be two versions of how, in 28 days, 600 Visteon workers brought one of the world’s biggest firms to its knees.

Visteon workers beat corporate car giant

05 May 2009
Visteon workers last week won a massive victory against Ford, one of the most powerful multinational companies in the world.

Union activist campaigns for justice

05 May 2009
Rob Williams, Unite union convenor at the Linamar (ex-Visteon) plant in Swansea, south Wales, is continuing to fight against his sacking, which took place on Tuesday of last week.

Victory at Visteon

01 May 2009
Visteon workers have won a major victory against one of the biggest and most powerful multinational companies in the world – Ford.

Revealed: Ford-Visteon planned closure 8 years ago

28 April 2009
Socialist Worker can reveal secret plans going back as far as 2001 to shut at least one of the plants at the heart of the current Visteon dispute.

Visteon workers’ action has Ford on run

28 April 2009
The Visteon workers fighting for jobs and justice have put Ford onto the back foot. They are threatening a major escalation in their dispute that would hit Ford’s production in Britain.

Belfast Visteon: Four weeks in occupation

28 April 2009
The High Court in Belfast last week refused to order the eviction of the occupying Visteon workers in the city.

Support grows for crucial dispute

28 April 2009
Solidarity action for Visteon workers is spreading across Britain. It is piling pressure on Ford.

Visteon Enfield: Spreading resistance

21 April 2009
Delegations of Enfield Visteon workers have been out building support for their struggle.

How Visteon profited out of failure

21 April 2009
Ford set up Visteon in 1997 and outsourced it in 2000. An internal Visteon UK document in the possession of Socialist Worker reveals the method underlying the outsourcing process.

Visteon UK’s boss: the bucks stop here

21 April 2009
Steve Gawne is the managing director of Visteon UK. He was behind "Project Protea" and "Project Kennedy", the secret schemes to run down the Visteon plants from 2007 onwards.

Chart showing how Visteon relates to Ford

21 April 2009

Dubious practices behind the closure of Visteon UK

21 April 2009
Outsourcing is the business model that human resource managers love. It is what lies behind the sacking of around 600 workers at the Visteon car components company, which is a supplier to Ford, and countless other companies.

Support the struggle at Visteon

21 April 2009
Do a collection and take a group from your workplace or campaign to visit the Visteon plantsInvite a Visteon speaker to your workplace or organisation to publicise their fightJoin the national day of action on Saturday 25 April and organise a protest at your local Ford dealerRaise money through your union branchRush messages to <a href="mailto:steve.hart@unitetheunion.com">steve.hart@unitetheunion.com</a> or text to Kevin (Enfield) 07956 375 410, Frank (Basildon) 07535 417 418 or John (Belfast) 07816 590 380

Visteon - a jobs fight for all of us

21 April 2009
Building solidarity for the continuing struggle of the sacked Visteon workers is a priority for every trade unionist in Britain.

Visteon Basildon: 'This is not just our battle'

21 April 2009
"We’re in a fight we can’t afford to lose," says Trevor, one of the sacked workers from Visteon’s Basildon plant. "This is not just our battle. It has a knock-on effect for workers at other firms and people in the same boat as us."

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