Ford workers to be offered "generous redundancy"

Daily Echo: Ford workers to be offered "generous redundancy" Ford workers to be offered "generous redundancy"

Ford workers in Southampton are understood to be offered a generous redundancy package or e job elsewhere with the company.

It is ubeleived that Ford will offer a generous redundancy package and redeployment to to thos workers among the 550 at the plant who want to stay with the company.

Justin Bowden, national officer of the GMB union, said: ''This is devastating news for the workers in Southampton and Dagenham and is very bad news for UK manufacturing.

''Ford's track record in Britain is one of broken promises and factory closures. There will be a feeling of shock and anger, and Ford's commitment on investment will cut little ice.''

Ford yesterday unveiled plans to close its factory in Genk, Belgium, with the loss of 4,300 jobs and said more details of its ''transformation'' plan for Europe will be given today.

Stephen Odell, chairman and chief executive of Ford of Europe, said: ''The proposed restructuring of our European manufacturing operations is a fundamental part of our plan to strengthen Ford's business in Europe and to return to profitable growth.''

Mr Odell met union officials today to give them the news.

Ford employs around 11,400 workers in the UK at plants including Dagenham, Halewood on Merseyside and Bridgend in South Wales.

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12:41pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Fieldbean says...

This should be the kick start needed to build our own manufacturing. When Vestas closed we should of replaced the blade factory with a bigger one than shut. There are plenty of products we should be knocking together in this country and because the Government is not encouraging it to happen, we let the industry go elsewhere.
This should be the kick start needed to build our own manufacturing. When Vestas closed we should of replaced the blade factory with a bigger one than shut. There are plenty of products we should be knocking together in this country and because the Government is not encouraging it to happen, we let the industry go elsewhere. Fieldbean
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12:45pm Thu 25 Oct 12

BikerNick says...

"It is ubeleived that Ford" Spelling people !!!!
"It is ubeleived that Ford" Spelling people !!!! BikerNick
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2:38pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Stillness says...

"Ford's track record in Britain is one of broken promises and factory closures."
Ah no. Ford's track record is of providing employment for thousands over a period of time longer that almost any other company. Even the sun will die. Get over it.
"Ford's track record in Britain is one of broken promises and factory closures." Ah no. Ford's track record is of providing employment for thousands over a period of time longer that almost any other company. Even the sun will die. Get over it. Stillness
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3:48pm Thu 25 Oct 12

legod7 says...

Stillness wrote:
"Ford's track record in Britain is one of broken promises and factory closures." Ah no. Ford's track record is of providing employment for thousands over a period of time longer that almost any other company. Even the sun will die. Get over it.
Obviously you don't work there. Otherwise you wouldn't come up with such a pointless statement
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: "Ford's track record in Britain is one of broken promises and factory closures." Ah no. Ford's track record is of providing employment for thousands over a period of time longer that almost any other company. Even the sun will die. Get over it.[/p][/quote]Obviously you don't work there. Otherwise you wouldn't come up with such a pointless statement legod7
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3:50pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Stillness says...

legod7 wrote:
Stillness wrote:
"Ford's track record in Britain is one of broken promises and factory closures." Ah no. Ford's track record is of providing employment for thousands over a period of time longer that almost any other company. Even the sun will die. Get over it.
Obviously you don't work there. Otherwise you wouldn't come up with such a pointless statement
Why is it pointless? Explain yourself.
[quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: "Ford's track record in Britain is one of broken promises and factory closures." Ah no. Ford's track record is of providing employment for thousands over a period of time longer that almost any other company. Even the sun will die. Get over it.[/p][/quote]Obviously you don't work there. Otherwise you wouldn't come up with such a pointless statement[/p][/quote]Why is it pointless? Explain yourself. Stillness
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4:15pm Thu 25 Oct 12

baddsgirl says...

does the echo computer not have spell check
does the echo computer not have spell check baddsgirl
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5:07pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Georgem says...

baddsgirl wrote:
does the echo computer not have spell check
See: Muphry's Law.
[quote][p][bold]baddsgirl[/bold] wrote: does the echo computer not have spell check[/p][/quote]See: Muphry's Law. Georgem
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5:09pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Georgem says...

Stillness wrote:
legod7 wrote:
Stillness wrote:
"Ford's track record in Britain is one of broken promises and factory closures." Ah no. Ford's track record is of providing employment for thousands over a period of time longer that almost any other company. Even the sun will die. Get over it.
Obviously you don't work there. Otherwise you wouldn't come up with such a pointless statement
Why is it pointless? Explain yourself.
Your comment didn't contain platitudes toward Ford workers, or condemnation of Ford themselves, ergo it is wrong. You know how this place works!
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: "Ford's track record in Britain is one of broken promises and factory closures." Ah no. Ford's track record is of providing employment for thousands over a period of time longer that almost any other company. Even the sun will die. Get over it.[/p][/quote]Obviously you don't work there. Otherwise you wouldn't come up with such a pointless statement[/p][/quote]Why is it pointless? Explain yourself.[/p][/quote]Your comment didn't contain platitudes toward Ford workers, or condemnation of Ford themselves, ergo it is wrong. You know how this place works! Georgem
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5:32pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Stillness says...

Georgem wrote:
Stillness wrote:
legod7 wrote:
Stillness wrote:
"Ford's track record in Britain is one of broken promises and factory closures." Ah no. Ford's track record is of providing employment for thousands over a period of time longer that almost any other company. Even the sun will die. Get over it.
Obviously you don't work there. Otherwise you wouldn't come up with such a pointless statement
Why is it pointless? Explain yourself.
Your comment didn't contain platitudes toward Ford workers, or condemnation of Ford themselves, ergo it is wrong. You know how this place works!
Sorry George. I took a course on "not being a sheep" and forgot my place in society. Please find it in your heart to forgive me. As an aside, if you have any sway with southy could you ask that he does not report me to the Kremlin or worse still comment on this story?
Your indebted forever if you pull it off (no not that).
Stillness XX
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: "Ford's track record in Britain is one of broken promises and factory closures." Ah no. Ford's track record is of providing employment for thousands over a period of time longer that almost any other company. Even the sun will die. Get over it.[/p][/quote]Obviously you don't work there. Otherwise you wouldn't come up with such a pointless statement[/p][/quote]Why is it pointless? Explain yourself.[/p][/quote]Your comment didn't contain platitudes toward Ford workers, or condemnation of Ford themselves, ergo it is wrong. You know how this place works![/p][/quote]Sorry George. I took a course on "not being a sheep" and forgot my place in society. Please find it in your heart to forgive me. As an aside, if you have any sway with southy could you ask that he does not report me to the Kremlin or worse still comment on this story? Your indebted forever if you pull it off (no not that). Stillness XX Stillness
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