UK Ford Workers Prepare for Strike – more than 5k workers from Bridgend , Halewood and Dagenham are preparing for strike as Ford forecasts to loose around £600,000,000 in sales. Now more than 5,00 Ford company employees are about to be balloted for a strike over job pensions and security.
Thousand of employees from different UK regions are about to make a vote in the up coming weeks on whether to launch a strike campaign against Ford or not. Know this might to become one of the biggest work strike for the past few months in UK. The representatives point that workers are demanding the same job security as counterparts in other European countries. They also want to see an improvement in their pension scheme.
In 2012, Ford announced it was ending Transit production at its plant in Southampton and closing its stamping and tooling facility in Dagenham with the loss of 1,500 jobs. Earlier Fords representative said that:
“The company has a long-established practice of negotiating the pay, conditions and working practices of employees with its partner unions in the UK.”
You can find out more information on this event in guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jan/27/ford-workers-ballot-strike-action-unite-gmb-union