Leaflet of Visteon National Day of Action 25th April 2009

Visteon occupation

Leaflet of upcoming National Day of Action to support sacked Visteon workers

also here as a Word doc for printing
Visteon Day of Action 25th April leaflet here

Support the
Ford Visteon Workers
Struggle
Come to the factory anytime!
Following our 8-day occupation, now join our picket outside

Morson Road EN3 4NQ
near Ponders End train station, Enfield

The plant is 5min walk, cross the foot-bridge, walk down main road towards Central London, the next street to the left is Morson Road, the factory situated at the end

www.visteonoccupation.org

Statement from some Ford Visteon workers and supporters ►
How we took action We, the Ford Visteon workers, occupied our factory on Wednesday 1st April. The previous day in a meeting lasting just 6 minutes we were told that the European company, with plants in Belfast, Basildon and Ponders End, Enfield, was going into administration and that we were to leave - without our wages being paid. Personal possessions could be collected the next day, but at 10 o'clock the factory was locked closed. Workers had already occupied the Belfast factory, and are still in.

We demand what is due to us The 200 workers who are part of the Ford subsidiary want the same conditions they have always had via "mirror contracts" with the parent company. Up to now they don't know when they will get wages due, and their pensions are to be controlled by the government Pensions Protection Fund. This means a maximum of £9,000 payout, and much reduced conditions! Some of the women and men have 40 yrs service!

The move is to save Visteon USA money at our expense. But unexpectedly Unite union members have taken determined action that bosses thought they had eliminated years ago. The workers want their existing terms respected. Ford Visteon can't be allowed to avoid their responsibility.

Negotiations have now started As a result of the occupation Visteon agreed to negotiate with us - our convenor flew over to the USA last week to meet US company reps, & further discussions then took place in the UK.

The future? As well as proper redundancy payments, some are suggesting that our skills - we can make anything in plastic - should be used to make increasingly needed parts for green products: bike and trailer parts, solar panels, turbines, recycling bins etc. Government investment in this rather than throwing money at bankers could be profitable & save jobs in the long term.

All support welcome Ford Visteon workers have been pleased at the support received from other Ford plants throughout the UK, and from workplaces and community groups all over the world. Hundreds of supporters have attended our rallies outside.

Please come to the factory at any time to show us your support. Get your Union branch or organisation to pass a resolution in support, and join our picket. Help raise money by doing workplace and community collections, and drop by... Messages of support to those in dispute: visteonoccupation@googlemail.com Donations via cheque to : ‘Haringey Solidarity Group’, POBox 2474, N8

This is a fight we can win. We're off our knees and fighting fit!

also...
Here again is a list of some relevant places... Please note that the showrooms are not necessarily exclusively for Ford products.

FORD SHOWROOMS

49-51 Stamford Hill, London, N16 5TB

UNIT 1 WALTHAM PARKWAY, WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON , E17 5DU

Unit 1, Waltham Parkway, Billet Road, Wathamstow, London, E17 5DU

126 Spa Road, Southwark, London, SE16 3QT

259 Plaistow Road, Plaistow, London, E15 3EU

Redburn Trading Estate, South Street Ponders End, Enfield, EN3 4LE

357 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 8PE

720 Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3WX

902 Eastern Avenue, Newbury Park, Essex, IG2 7EE

Ford Component Sales & Dealer Agreements applications & Ford Britain Trust

Ford Motor Company
Ford Component Sales Ltd.
Warley Central Office
Room GB 1/555
Eagle Way, Warley
Brentwood
Essex
CM13 3BW
United Kingdom

Finance for Business
Ford Business Partner
Heathside Park
Heathside Park Road
Stockport
SK3 0RB
Ford Credit
Abbot House
Everard Close
St Albans, Hertfordshire
AL1 2RW

Ford Mobility & Military and Tax-free sales
Ford Mobility
Unit 2 Wintersells Road
Byfleet
Surrey KT14 7LF

Dagenham Motors (Byfleet)
Wintersells Road,
Byfleet,
KT14 7LF

Tel: 084...
Dagenham Motors (Cobham)
97 Portsmouth Road,
Cobham,
KT11 1JJ

Tel: 084...
Dagenham Motors (Edgware)
319 The Hyde,
Edgware Road,
Colindale,
London,
NW9 6TH

Tel: 084...
Dagenham Motors (Eltham)
Five Ways,
Sidcup Road (A20),
Eltham,
London,
SE9 3AQ

Tel: 084...
Dagenham Motors (Enfield)
720 Great Cambridge Road,
Enfield,
EN1 3WX

Tel: 084...
Dagenham Motors (Epsom Sales)
20-40 East Street,
Epsom,
KT17 1HQ

Tel: 084...
Dagenham Motors (Epsom)
Nonsuch Industrial Estate,
Kiln Lane,
Epsom,
KT17 1EE

Tel: 013...
Dagenham Motors (Gillingham)
161-169 Pier Road,
Gillingham,
ME7 1AF

Tel: 084...
Dagenham Motors (Hounslow)
719-727 London Road,
Hounslow,
TW3 1SE

Tel: 084...
Dagenham Motors (Newbury Park)
902 Eastern Avenue,
Newbury Park,
Ilford,
IG2 7EE

Tel: 0844 858 0420
Dagenham Motors (Plaistow)
259 Plaistow Road,
Plaistow,
London,
E15 3EU

Tel: 0844 858 0371
Dagenham Motors (Potters Bar)
Baker Street,
Potters Bar,
EN6 2DZ

Tel: 0844 858 0330
Dagenham Motors (Ripple Road)
Ford House,
Ripple Road,
Dagenham,
IG11 9PG

Tel: 0844 858 0430
Dagenham Motors (Staines)
268 London Road,
Staines,
TW18 4JQ

Tel: 0844 858 0341
Dagenham Motors (Stamford Hill)
49-51 Stamford Hill,
Stamford Hill,
London,
N16 5TB

Tel: 0844 858 0460
Dagenham Motors (Strood)
1 Ballard Business Park,
Cuxton Road,
Strood,
Rochester,
ME2 2NY

Tel: 0844 858 0380
Dagenham Motors (Thames Ditton)
Brook House,
Portsmouth Road,
Thames Ditton,
KT7 0EG

Tel: 0844 858 0225
Dagenham Motors (Walthamstow)
Unit 1,
Waltham Parkway,
Billet Road,
Walthamstow,
London,
E17 5DU

Tel: 0844 858 0450
Dagenham Motors (Woodford Green)
357 Chigwell Road,
Woodford Green,
IG8 8PE

Tel: 0844 858 0470
Hayes and Heathrow (Commercials)
Bournes Bridge,
Dawley Road,
Hayes,
UB3 1EH

Tel: 0870 085 3180