Solidarity with Ford workers – Defend every job

November 1, 2012 in Reports, Strikes

News of Ford’s plans to close the Transit plant in Southampton has hit workers and the city like a bombshell. 500 Ford workers’ and 450 contractors’ jobs are under threat. But the shockwaves of closure will rumble far further. 81 suppliers provide components and materials to Southampton. After 700 jobs were cut in 2008, these redundancies will suck millions of pounds out of the local economy, leaving unemployment and increasing poverty in their wake. The closure of the Ford stamping plant in Dagenham, east London, comes with an official estimate of 750 job losses in an area already ravaged by […]