Visteon workers fight on

From British daily News Line:

Friday, 17 April 2009


‘WE ARE deeply insulted and more determined than ever to carry on the fight,’ Enfield Visteon factory Unite convenor Kevin Nolan told News Line yesterday.

He was referring to the ‘offer’ from Visteon management at talks on Wednesday of approximately £8,000 before tax in lieu of pay to the sacked Visteon workers at the plants in Enfield, Basildon and Belfast.

Nolan added: ‘All they offered was pay in lieu, which legally they should be giving anyway.

‘That is just a few thousand pounds.

‘What they said is they would also set up a fund – when they’ve sold the assets, if there is money left, it could go into the fund to pay us redundancy.

‘We don’t see how that would give us any redundancy pay.

See also here. And here.

Motor industry crisis deepens – nationalisation the only way: here.

HUNDREDS of workers protested in Belfast on Friday to demand that the Stormont government take action to help the thousands who have lost their jobs in recent weeks.

Update 21 April 2009: here.

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