Ford announces UK job cuts

Ford announces UK job cuts

Ford announces UK job cuts

First published in Business Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Politics and business reporter

FORD last night announced it plans to cut “several hundred jobs” in Europe after falling sales.

But the company, which has a plant in Eastleigh which builds the world renowned Transit van, said it had not decided where and how many job it will axe.

The US car maker, which employs 12,000 people in the UK and also has plants in Halewood and Dagenham, said the details won’t be known for “a few months.”

It plans to seek voluntary redundancies and will reduce spending on agency workers.

Ford is conducting three job cutting programmes in Germany, the UK and the rest of Europe.

It said it wanted to adapt production to shrinking demand.

The second biggest car maker in the US is expected to lose more than $1billion in Europe this year.

Its car sales have plunged 12 per cent in Europe in the year to August, according to an industry group, and by 29 per cent in August.

Comments (10)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:08am Wed 26 Sep 12

roofspace says...

If you are a Ford worker as opposed to agency staff your job will be safe as it is easy to get rid of agency workers with no come back.
If you are a Ford worker as opposed to agency staff your job will be safe as it is easy to get rid of agency workers with no come back. roofspace
  • Score: 0

8:44am Wed 26 Sep 12

Over the Edge says...

roofspace wrote:
If you are a Ford worker as opposed to agency staff your job will be safe as it is easy to get rid of agency workers with no come back.
No strictly as easy as that, I believe if a temporary/agency worker has been employed by a company (Fords) continuously for over 6 months they have as many rights as a permanent employee of the company, just because they're employed by an agency it makes no difference.
[quote][p][bold]roofspace[/bold] wrote: If you are a Ford worker as opposed to agency staff your job will be safe as it is easy to get rid of agency workers with no come back.[/p][/quote]No strictly as easy as that, I believe if a temporary/agency worker has been employed by a company (Fords) continuously for over 6 months they have as many rights as a permanent employee of the company, just because they're employed by an agency it makes no difference. Over the Edge
  • Score: 0

10:00am Wed 26 Sep 12

loosehead says...

I thought the Ford plant was in Swaythling Southampton or is Swaythling in Eastleigh now?
I thought the Ford plant was in Swaythling Southampton or is Swaythling in Eastleigh now? loosehead
  • Score: 0

10:24am Wed 26 Sep 12

Georgem says...

Over the Edge wrote:
roofspace wrote:
If you are a Ford worker as opposed to agency staff your job will be safe as it is easy to get rid of agency workers with no come back.
No strictly as easy as that, I believe if a temporary/agency worker has been employed by a company (Fords) continuously for over 6 months they have as many rights as a permanent employee of the company, just because they're employed by an agency it makes no difference.
Not the same rights. Some of the same rights. Such as minimum wage, a limit on hours required, paid holiday etc. What they don't get, is redundancy pay, or notice periods, or unfair dismissal claims.

The qualifying period is 12 weeks continuous employment.

Workers can also opt out of these regulations if they want to, which of course agencies would love. It is illegal for an agency to require them to. It's also illegal for them to refuse to deal with people who won't opt out.

These rights don't grant temp workers the same rights as employees. Why would they? That would make temp workers pointless.
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roofspace[/bold] wrote: If you are a Ford worker as opposed to agency staff your job will be safe as it is easy to get rid of agency workers with no come back.[/p][/quote]No strictly as easy as that, I believe if a temporary/agency worker has been employed by a company (Fords) continuously for over 6 months they have as many rights as a permanent employee of the company, just because they're employed by an agency it makes no difference.[/p][/quote]Not the same rights. Some of the same rights. Such as minimum wage, a limit on hours required, paid holiday etc. What they don't get, is redundancy pay, or notice periods, or unfair dismissal claims. The qualifying period is 12 weeks continuous employment. Workers can also opt out of these regulations if they want to, which of course agencies would love. It is illegal for an agency to require them to. It's also illegal for them to refuse to deal with people who won't opt out. These rights don't grant temp workers the same rights as employees. Why would they? That would make temp workers pointless. Georgem
  • Score: 0

10:28am Wed 26 Sep 12

Shoong says...

Georgem wrote:
Over the Edge wrote:
roofspace wrote:
If you are a Ford worker as opposed to agency staff your job will be safe as it is easy to get rid of agency workers with no come back.
No strictly as easy as that, I believe if a temporary/agency worker has been employed by a company (Fords) continuously for over 6 months they have as many rights as a permanent employee of the company, just because they're employed by an agency it makes no difference.
Not the same rights. Some of the same rights. Such as minimum wage, a limit on hours required, paid holiday etc. What they don't get, is redundancy pay, or notice periods, or unfair dismissal claims.

The qualifying period is 12 weeks continuous employment.

Workers can also opt out of these regulations if they want to, which of course agencies would love. It is illegal for an agency to require them to. It's also illegal for them to refuse to deal with people who won't opt out.

These rights don't grant temp workers the same rights as employees. Why would they? That would make temp workers pointless.
The AWR that came in from the EU certainly changed the game, you qualify for many of the same rights as permanent workers if you've been in the same job for over 6 months.

I got 5 days extra holiday out of it anyway, happy days.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roofspace[/bold] wrote: If you are a Ford worker as opposed to agency staff your job will be safe as it is easy to get rid of agency workers with no come back.[/p][/quote]No strictly as easy as that, I believe if a temporary/agency worker has been employed by a company (Fords) continuously for over 6 months they have as many rights as a permanent employee of the company, just because they're employed by an agency it makes no difference.[/p][/quote]Not the same rights. Some of the same rights. Such as minimum wage, a limit on hours required, paid holiday etc. What they don't get, is redundancy pay, or notice periods, or unfair dismissal claims. The qualifying period is 12 weeks continuous employment. Workers can also opt out of these regulations if they want to, which of course agencies would love. It is illegal for an agency to require them to. It's also illegal for them to refuse to deal with people who won't opt out. These rights don't grant temp workers the same rights as employees. Why would they? That would make temp workers pointless.[/p][/quote]The AWR that came in from the EU certainly changed the game, you qualify for many of the same rights as permanent workers if you've been in the same job for over 6 months. I got 5 days extra holiday out of it anyway, happy days. Shoong
  • Score: 0

11:21am Wed 26 Sep 12

arthur dalyrimple says...

ford is in swaythling southampton , the airport is in eastleigh , done to confuse the germans ?
ford is in swaythling southampton , the airport is in eastleigh , done to confuse the germans ? arthur dalyrimple
  • Score: 0

11:31am Wed 26 Sep 12

Georgem says...

Shoong wrote:
Georgem wrote:
Over the Edge wrote:
roofspace wrote:
If you are a Ford worker as opposed to agency staff your job will be safe as it is easy to get rid of agency workers with no come back.
No strictly as easy as that, I believe if a temporary/agency worker has been employed by a company (Fords) continuously for over 6 months they have as many rights as a permanent employee of the company, just because they're employed by an agency it makes no difference.
Not the same rights. Some of the same rights. Such as minimum wage, a limit on hours required, paid holiday etc. What they don't get, is redundancy pay, or notice periods, or unfair dismissal claims.

The qualifying period is 12 weeks continuous employment.

Workers can also opt out of these regulations if they want to, which of course agencies would love. It is illegal for an agency to require them to. It's also illegal for them to refuse to deal with people who won't opt out.

These rights don't grant temp workers the same rights as employees. Why would they? That would make temp workers pointless.
The AWR that came in from the EU certainly changed the game, you qualify for many of the same rights as permanent workers if you've been in the same job for over 6 months.

I got 5 days extra holiday out of it anyway, happy days.
Many. Not all. Some employee rights are simply not compatible with the concept of a temp worker.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roofspace[/bold] wrote: If you are a Ford worker as opposed to agency staff your job will be safe as it is easy to get rid of agency workers with no come back.[/p][/quote]No strictly as easy as that, I believe if a temporary/agency worker has been employed by a company (Fords) continuously for over 6 months they have as many rights as a permanent employee of the company, just because they're employed by an agency it makes no difference.[/p][/quote]Not the same rights. Some of the same rights. Such as minimum wage, a limit on hours required, paid holiday etc. What they don't get, is redundancy pay, or notice periods, or unfair dismissal claims. The qualifying period is 12 weeks continuous employment. Workers can also opt out of these regulations if they want to, which of course agencies would love. It is illegal for an agency to require them to. It's also illegal for them to refuse to deal with people who won't opt out. These rights don't grant temp workers the same rights as employees. Why would they? That would make temp workers pointless.[/p][/quote]The AWR that came in from the EU certainly changed the game, you qualify for many of the same rights as permanent workers if you've been in the same job for over 6 months. I got 5 days extra holiday out of it anyway, happy days.[/p][/quote]Many. Not all. Some employee rights are simply not compatible with the concept of a temp worker. Georgem
  • Score: 0

3:29pm Wed 26 Sep 12

loosehead says...

arthur dalyrimple wrote:
ford is in swaythling southampton , the airport is in eastleigh , done to confuse the germans ?
So once again the Echo's got it wrong
[quote][p][bold]arthur dalyrimple[/bold] wrote: ford is in swaythling southampton , the airport is in eastleigh , done to confuse the germans ?[/p][/quote]So once again the Echo's got it wrong loosehead
  • Score: 0

7:27pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Gainer T Gopher says...

Time to show Ford that it should keep all the staff at the Southampton/Swaythli
ng/Eastleigh plant by striking!!!!!

GO UNION GO!!!
Time to show Ford that it should keep all the staff at the Southampton/Swaythli ng/Eastleigh plant by striking!!!!! GO UNION GO!!! Gainer T Gopher
  • Score: 0

9:04pm Wed 26 Sep 12

loosehead says...

Gainer T Gopher wrote:
Time to show Ford that it should keep all the staff at the Southampton/Swaythli

ng/Eastleigh plant by striking!!!!!

GO UNION GO!!!
Exactly how will that safe jobs?
[quote][p][bold]Gainer T Gopher[/bold] wrote: Time to show Ford that it should keep all the staff at the Southampton/Swaythli ng/Eastleigh plant by striking!!!!! GO UNION GO!!![/p][/quote]Exactly how will that safe jobs? loosehead
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree