Thousands take to streets of Genk, Belgium, in protest against Ford cuts

Protestors marching through Genk

Thousands take to the streets in mass Ford protest

Burned out cars outside the Ford Genk plant

Union members gather before the protest in Genk

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

THOUSANDS of protestors have taken to the streets in a mass demonstration against Ford cuts across Europe.

Up to 20,000 have protested in the Belgian city of Genk against the motor giant’s cost cutting plans.

They include shutting the Southampton transit factory next July with the loss of 500 jobs and shutting its huge plant in Genk which employs 4,300 workers.

Scores of buses transported Ford workers and demonstrators from the company's large factory site on the outskirts of Genk to the march through the city centre.

Workers from the threatened plant, their families, children and supporters marched in a noisy and colourful parade to show their anger at Ford bosses.

Flags and banners from the three unions representing workers were held high under a bright blue sky as they made their way along the two kilometre route to a huge rally.

A 13,000 capacity square at a cultural centre on the site of a former coal mine was packed out with a sea of demonstrators.

A big tv screen was set up outside for people that couldn't fit in.

Local music acts performed songs penned specifically for the Ford workers.

The nine-year old daughter of a Genk factory worker, Britt Thijs, was among those to address the huge crowd from the stage.

"I am not only concerned about the future of Ford employees but also about my future," she said.

"Will I still get the chance to study further? Will I still get a chance at a job? There are many questions in my mind, but what now?"

Daily Echo: Britt Thijs, nine, daughter of a Ford Genk worker

William de Witte, 64, from the ABVV socialist union said workers had come together to show solidarity.

"The people here feel very angry and betrayed by Ford," he said.

City mayor Wim Dries said Ford bosses had "taken away the pride" of workers and left them feeling angry, disappointed and uncertain of the future.

He said the march, backed by the council, was important to give residents a chance to show their feelings.

It was also to send a signal that the city and region will come together for a future without Ford, he added.

Ford’s Genk plant, like Southampton, was given assurances about its future before the motor giant made the bombshell announcement that both are to close to slash costs amid falling European car sales.

A group of workers from Southampton were hopeful of joining the demonstration.

Andy Cox, Unite’s deputy convener at the Southampton Transit plant in Swaythling, said: “We support our fellow colleagues abroad. We can understand what they are going through.”

He said a mass meeting of Southampton Ford workers was planned for the end of next week to decide what action to take. Strike action has not been ruled out.

About 170 protesters went on the rampage outside a Ford plant in Cologne, Germany on Wednesday during a meeting between management and Ford’s European Works Council, which includes representatives from Unite.

They blocked the entrance to offices, burned tyres and threw fireworks at police officers.

Six people were arrested and three police officers were injured. Coaches of demonstrators arrived from Genk.

Belgian unions have called the proposed Genk plant closure “treason” and a “betrayal of promises made to workers”

of new models and of their efforts to boost productivity to secure their jobs.

Ford now plans to move production of the new model Ford Mondeos, S-Max and Galaxy’s to Valencia Spain.

The council in Genk estimates up to 10,000 jobs, including direct and indirect suppliers in the region’s motor industry, will be affected by the plant closure.

The regional economy has already suffered from the GM closure of Opel’s plant in nearby Antwerp in 2010.

Ford unveiled its plans to close three factories, including Southampton, Dagenham and Genk, with the loss of 6,200 jobs to stem forecast losses of £1.8billion over the next two years.

And the company last week warned it may need to make more cutbacks – possibly dropping factory shifts or closing a plant.

 

Comments (38)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:39am Sun 11 Nov 12

chunky_lover says...

yawn
yawn chunky_lover
  • Score: 0

8:47am Sun 11 Nov 12

hulla baloo says...

A stort about Ford and a VW advert within the write up.
A stort about Ford and a VW advert within the write up. hulla baloo
  • Score: 0

9:10am Sun 11 Nov 12

Redhat says...

What is a "sweping cut"........?
What is a "sweping cut"........? Redhat
  • Score: 0

9:35am Sun 11 Nov 12

bazzeroz says...

And the point is? Fords have made up their mind to do what they want to whether the work force protest or not. Southampton Ford plant was up for closure 10 years ago and no doubt the Belguim one was as well. Simple answer? Don't buy Ford products and, ffs don't invest in them. Well, that ones too late innit?!
And the point is? Fords have made up their mind to do what they want to whether the work force protest or not. Southampton Ford plant was up for closure 10 years ago and no doubt the Belguim one was as well. Simple answer? Don't buy Ford products and, ffs don't invest in them. Well, that ones too late innit?! bazzeroz
  • Score: 0

9:50am Sun 11 Nov 12

ohec says...

A waste of time printing an article about another waste of time, all these demonstrations do is give the demonstrators a chance to blow of a bit of steam and make it look as if the union is doing something.
It could be that there is some sort of deal with the Spanish seeing as their economy and unemployment are in such dire straights, with organisations like Ford you become nothing more than a number to be used and tossed aside when you are of no further use, to work on the assumption that they have hearts or compassion is a big mistake they only recognise dollar signs.
A waste of time printing an article about another waste of time, all these demonstrations do is give the demonstrators a chance to blow of a bit of steam and make it look as if the union is doing something. It could be that there is some sort of deal with the Spanish seeing as their economy and unemployment are in such dire straights, with organisations like Ford you become nothing more than a number to be used and tossed aside when you are of no further use, to work on the assumption that they have hearts or compassion is a big mistake they only recognise dollar signs. ohec
  • Score: 0

9:51am Sun 11 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

Yawn - too
Yawn - too andysaints007
  • Score: 0

9:57am Sun 11 Nov 12

Saintsincethe60s says...

It's quite simple in my mind - if Ford are boycotting Britain then britains should boycott ford vehicles full stop
It's quite simple in my mind - if Ford are boycotting Britain then britains should boycott ford vehicles full stop Saintsincethe60s
  • Score: 0

10:09am Sun 11 Nov 12

southampton999 says...

Ford Transit 'the backbone of britain'. My arse!! Get yourself a Sprinter miles better anyway). I do sincerely hope that teh Ford workers get adequate compensation and new jobs elsewhere.
Ford Transit 'the backbone of britain'. My arse!! Get yourself a Sprinter miles better anyway). I do sincerely hope that teh Ford workers get adequate compensation and new jobs elsewhere. southampton999
  • Score: 0

11:03am Sun 11 Nov 12

southy says...

ohec wrote:
A waste of time printing an article about another waste of time, all these demonstrations do is give the demonstrators a chance to blow of a bit of steam and make it look as if the union is doing something.
It could be that there is some sort of deal with the Spanish seeing as their economy and unemployment are in such dire straights, with organisations like Ford you become nothing more than a number to be used and tossed aside when you are of no further use, to work on the assumption that they have hearts or compassion is a big mistake they only recognise dollar signs.
I hear the brits have started to leave Spain, because of no work there they are going to find the same here.
One thing with Spain if going by what they done in the pass, they will make Fords pay for every thing.
[quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: A waste of time printing an article about another waste of time, all these demonstrations do is give the demonstrators a chance to blow of a bit of steam and make it look as if the union is doing something. It could be that there is some sort of deal with the Spanish seeing as their economy and unemployment are in such dire straights, with organisations like Ford you become nothing more than a number to be used and tossed aside when you are of no further use, to work on the assumption that they have hearts or compassion is a big mistake they only recognise dollar signs.[/p][/quote]I hear the brits have started to leave Spain, because of no work there they are going to find the same here. One thing with Spain if going by what they done in the pass, they will make Fords pay for every thing. southy
  • Score: 0

11:24am Sun 11 Nov 12

G0Rf says...

boycott ford
boycott ford G0Rf
  • Score: 0

2:54pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Torchie1 says...

southy wrote:
ohec wrote:
A waste of time printing an article about another waste of time, all these demonstrations do is give the demonstrators a chance to blow of a bit of steam and make it look as if the union is doing something.
It could be that there is some sort of deal with the Spanish seeing as their economy and unemployment are in such dire straights, with organisations like Ford you become nothing more than a number to be used and tossed aside when you are of no further use, to work on the assumption that they have hearts or compassion is a big mistake they only recognise dollar signs.
I hear the brits have started to leave Spain, because of no work there they are going to find the same here.
One thing with Spain if going by what they done in the pass, they will make Fords pay for every thing.
Expatriate British have been leaving Spain since 2008 when the financial crisis began to bite, but in the twenty years before that a lot of them enjoyed a wonderful lifestyle. Nothing lasts forever.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: A waste of time printing an article about another waste of time, all these demonstrations do is give the demonstrators a chance to blow of a bit of steam and make it look as if the union is doing something. It could be that there is some sort of deal with the Spanish seeing as their economy and unemployment are in such dire straights, with organisations like Ford you become nothing more than a number to be used and tossed aside when you are of no further use, to work on the assumption that they have hearts or compassion is a big mistake they only recognise dollar signs.[/p][/quote]I hear the brits have started to leave Spain, because of no work there they are going to find the same here. One thing with Spain if going by what they done in the pass, they will make Fords pay for every thing.[/p][/quote]Expatriate British have been leaving Spain since 2008 when the financial crisis began to bite, but in the twenty years before that a lot of them enjoyed a wonderful lifestyle. Nothing lasts forever. Torchie1
  • Score: 0

3:04pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Pheeny says...

Hi,
I'm one of the Ford workers from Genk and can I just wish all my fellow colleagues in Southampton the best for the future and I hope you can get a good settlement.As for the ones commenting with a "yawn" I hope you never have to go through what we are at the moment.
Hi, I'm one of the Ford workers from Genk and can I just wish all my fellow colleagues in Southampton the best for the future and I hope you can get a good settlement.As for the ones commenting with a "yawn" I hope you never have to go through what we are at the moment. Pheeny
  • Score: 0

4:23pm Sun 11 Nov 12

arthur dalyrimple says...

worse things happen at sea
worse things happen at sea arthur dalyrimple
  • Score: 0

4:31pm Sun 11 Nov 12

ohec says...

Does the Echo have some sort of hidden agenda because it seems to me that you are trying to incite unrest amongst all of those that work at the plant, article after article to what end ?? yes we like to be kept informed of developments but there is no news other than the fact that Ford are shutting the plant and that will not change, so trying to cause unrest will harm everybody Ford employed workers, contractors/agency workers not to mention the wider economy so please give it a rest you are doing nobody any favours.
Does the Echo have some sort of hidden agenda because it seems to me that you are trying to incite unrest amongst all of those that work at the plant, article after article to what end ?? yes we like to be kept informed of developments but there is no news other than the fact that Ford are shutting the plant and that will not change, so trying to cause unrest will harm everybody Ford employed workers, contractors/agency workers not to mention the wider economy so please give it a rest you are doing nobody any favours. ohec
  • Score: 0

5:34pm Sun 11 Nov 12

footballcrazy says...

Saintsincethe60s wrote:
It's quite simple in my mind - if Ford are boycotting Britain then britains should boycott ford vehicles full stop
we certainly will boycott ford as will friends and family. i feel for the youngsters with familys.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsincethe60s[/bold] wrote: It's quite simple in my mind - if Ford are boycotting Britain then britains should boycott ford vehicles full stop[/p][/quote]we certainly will boycott ford as will friends and family. i feel for the youngsters with familys. footballcrazy
  • Score: 0

5:46pm Sun 11 Nov 12

footballcrazy says...

Pheeny wrote:
Hi,
I'm one of the Ford workers from Genk and can I just wish all my fellow colleagues in Southampton the best for the future and I hope you can get a good settlement.As for the ones commenting with a "yawn" I hope you never have to go through what we are at the moment.
those commenting with a yawn havent got a clue. perhaps they are lucky always to have had a job or not maybe. we as a family have always had ford vehicles will now be looking elsewhere at other manufacturers. have to say really puts us off american companys. (comet now closing with job losses, owned by american i believe). also europe are certain countries preffered rather than those that all their money put in? these are our youngsters who all deserve better in both england and belgium.
[quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: Hi, I'm one of the Ford workers from Genk and can I just wish all my fellow colleagues in Southampton the best for the future and I hope you can get a good settlement.As for the ones commenting with a "yawn" I hope you never have to go through what we are at the moment.[/p][/quote]those commenting with a yawn havent got a clue. perhaps they are lucky always to have had a job or not maybe. we as a family have always had ford vehicles will now be looking elsewhere at other manufacturers. have to say really puts us off american companys. (comet now closing with job losses, owned by american i believe). also europe are certain countries preffered rather than those that all their money put in? these are our youngsters who all deserve better in both england and belgium. footballcrazy
  • Score: 0

5:47pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Inform Al says...

I have added Ford to my list of boycotts, Chinese goods for example (Tibet). I will also boycot any goods I notice being delivered in a post 2012 Ford vehicle.
I have added Ford to my list of boycotts, Chinese goods for example (Tibet). I will also boycot any goods I notice being delivered in a post 2012 Ford vehicle. Inform Al
  • Score: 0

6:57pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Bannar man says...

Boycott ford if you like, that should mean the end of the remaining 14000 UK ford jobs. If you want to help European car company's don't buy cars made in Koria or japan.
Also did you know that no car plant has shut in Germany since the war, and they are payed more. Please tell me why?
I fear there is more to come from the car makers of Europe. It's grim.
Boycott ford if you like, that should mean the end of the remaining 14000 UK ford jobs. If you want to help European car company's don't buy cars made in Koria or japan. Also did you know that no car plant has shut in Germany since the war, and they are payed more. Please tell me why? I fear there is more to come from the car makers of Europe. It's grim. Bannar man
  • Score: 0

7:16pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Lone Ranger. says...

Inform Al wrote:
I have added Ford to my list of boycotts, Chinese goods for example (Tibet). I will also boycot any goods I notice being delivered in a post 2012 Ford vehicle.
Your not going to be eating, drinking or driving much in the coming months are you.
.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I have added Ford to my list of boycotts, Chinese goods for example (Tibet). I will also boycot any goods I notice being delivered in a post 2012 Ford vehicle.[/p][/quote]Your not going to be eating, drinking or driving much in the coming months are you. . Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 0

7:19pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Lockssmart says...

A waste of time and effort that could have been spent on time looking for a job.
A waste of time and effort that could have been spent on time looking for a job. Lockssmart
  • Score: 0

7:24pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Pheeny says...

What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...
What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart... Pheeny
  • Score: 0

7:39pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Inform Al says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
I have added Ford to my list of boycotts, Chinese goods for example (Tibet). I will also boycot any goods I notice being delivered in a post 2012 Ford vehicle.
Your not going to be eating, drinking or driving much in the coming months are you.
.
That'll be the case anyway thanks to the look after our rich friends gumment.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I have added Ford to my list of boycotts, Chinese goods for example (Tibet). I will also boycot any goods I notice being delivered in a post 2012 Ford vehicle.[/p][/quote]Your not going to be eating, drinking or driving much in the coming months are you. .[/p][/quote]That'll be the case anyway thanks to the look after our rich friends gumment. Inform Al
  • Score: 0

7:59pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Reality-man says...

And 28,000 turned up at St Mary's hoping Saints would win, that didn't make a blind bit of difference either
And 28,000 turned up at St Mary's hoping Saints would win, that didn't make a blind bit of difference either Reality-man
  • Score: 0

8:11pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Inform Al says...

Reality-man wrote:
And 28,000 turned up at St Mary's hoping Saints would win, that didn't make a blind bit of difference either
Perhaps if those 28000 were to boycott the Saints next season we wouldn't have to put up with having a second rate footie club for much longer.
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: And 28,000 turned up at St Mary's hoping Saints would win, that didn't make a blind bit of difference either[/p][/quote]Perhaps if those 28000 were to boycott the Saints next season we wouldn't have to put up with having a second rate footie club for much longer. Inform Al
  • Score: 0

8:17pm Sun 11 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
I have added Ford to my list of boycotts, Chinese goods for example (Tibet). I will also boycot any goods I notice being delivered in a post 2012 Ford vehicle.
Your not going to be eating, drinking or driving much in the coming months are you.
.
He's nearly as pathetic as you Rectum Ranger - ooops I meant Moan Ranger !
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I have added Ford to my list of boycotts, Chinese goods for example (Tibet). I will also boycot any goods I notice being delivered in a post 2012 Ford vehicle.[/p][/quote]Your not going to be eating, drinking or driving much in the coming months are you. .[/p][/quote]He's nearly as pathetic as you Rectum Ranger - ooops I meant Moan Ranger ! andysaints007
  • Score: 0

9:31pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Pheeny says...

are some seriously posting about football when peoples livelihoods are at stake.In 2003 when 3000 lost their jobs at Ford Genk there was several suicides.But never mind carry on with your silly jokes...
are some seriously posting about football when peoples livelihoods are at stake.In 2003 when 3000 lost their jobs at Ford Genk there was several suicides.But never mind carry on with your silly jokes... Pheeny
  • Score: 0

9:48pm Sun 11 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

Pheeny wrote:
What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...
It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...[/p][/quote]It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!! andysaints007
  • Score: 0

9:58pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Pheeny says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...
It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!!
so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...[/p][/quote]It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!![/p][/quote]so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business" Pheeny
  • Score: 0

10:02pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Pheeny says...

Some of the posts here have made me realize why I made the correct decision to live in Belgium when I was demobbed from the RAF.The unions and socialists have nothing to say in the UK anymore.Money makes the world go around...
Some of the posts here have made me realize why I made the correct decision to live in Belgium when I was demobbed from the RAF.The unions and socialists have nothing to say in the UK anymore.Money makes the world go around... Pheeny
  • Score: 0

10:21pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Inform Al says...

Pheeny, there is much that I can agree with you about, however as an ex para who unfortunately travels through Belgium on the way back from Arnhem sometimes, I can honetly say that the dirty drunken bar stewards are too much like us.
Pheeny, there is much that I can agree with you about, however as an ex para who unfortunately travels through Belgium on the way back from Arnhem sometimes, I can honetly say that the dirty drunken bar stewards are too much like us. Inform Al
  • Score: 0

10:52pm Sun 11 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

Pheeny wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...
It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!!
so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"
No - but then I didn't get the sort of pay offs that you are likely to get !!
[quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...[/p][/quote]It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!![/p][/quote]so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"[/p][/quote]No - but then I didn't get the sort of pay offs that you are likely to get !! andysaints007
  • Score: 0

11:07pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Pheeny says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...
It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!!
so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"
No - but then I didn't get the sort of pay offs that you are likely to get !!
Pay Off are you joking or what.I'd rather have a job until 2020 as promised instead of a "pay off" that is taxed by 65%....
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...[/p][/quote]It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!![/p][/quote]so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"[/p][/quote]No - but then I didn't get the sort of pay offs that you are likely to get !![/p][/quote]Pay Off are you joking or what.I'd rather have a job until 2020 as promised instead of a "pay off" that is taxed by 65%.... Pheeny
  • Score: 0

11:10pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Horse’s mouth says...

Pheeny is genk on strike?
Pheeny is genk on strike? Horse’s mouth
  • Score: 0

11:19pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Pheeny says...

Horse’s mouth wrote:
Pheeny is genk on strike?
not at the moment no but we are not letting anything through the gates.St Petersburg (Russia) has stopped production because they need our support,we also supply other Ford plants so others will follow.
[quote][p][bold]Horse’s mouth[/bold] wrote: Pheeny is genk on strike?[/p][/quote]not at the moment no but we are not letting anything through the gates.St Petersburg (Russia) has stopped production because they need our support,we also supply other Ford plants so others will follow. Pheeny
  • Score: 0

12:25am Mon 12 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

Pheeny wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...
It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!!
so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"
No - but then I didn't get the sort of pay offs that you are likely to get !!
Pay Off are you joking or what.I'd rather have a job until 2020 as promised instead of a "pay off" that is taxed by 65%....
Well you can't so deal with it - and go do your moaning over there where you chose to live - we have enough whiners over here already !!
[quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...[/p][/quote]It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!![/p][/quote]so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"[/p][/quote]No - but then I didn't get the sort of pay offs that you are likely to get !![/p][/quote]Pay Off are you joking or what.I'd rather have a job until 2020 as promised instead of a "pay off" that is taxed by 65%....[/p][/quote]Well you can't so deal with it - and go do your moaning over there where you chose to live - we have enough whiners over here already !! andysaints007
  • Score: 0

12:02pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Inform Al says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...
It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!!
so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"
No - but then I didn't get the sort of pay offs that you are likely to get !!
Pay Off are you joking or what.I'd rather have a job until 2020 as promised instead of a "pay off" that is taxed by 65%....
Well you can't so deal with it - and go do your moaning over there where you chose to live - we have enough whiners over here already !!
Only a moron or Ford shareholder can possibly take the Ford side on this issue.
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...[/p][/quote]It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!![/p][/quote]so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"[/p][/quote]No - but then I didn't get the sort of pay offs that you are likely to get !![/p][/quote]Pay Off are you joking or what.I'd rather have a job until 2020 as promised instead of a "pay off" that is taxed by 65%....[/p][/quote]Well you can't so deal with it - and go do your moaning over there where you chose to live - we have enough whiners over here already !![/p][/quote]Only a moron or Ford shareholder can possibly take the Ford side on this issue. Inform Al
  • Score: 0

1:11pm Mon 12 Nov 12

sarfhamton says...

Its easy to sit at home all day and have a pop at people, at least these guys are trying to do something,
Its easy to sit at home all day and have a pop at people, at least these guys are trying to do something, sarfhamton
  • Score: 0

9:00pm Mon 12 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

Inform Al wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Pheeny wrote:
What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...
It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!!
so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"
No - but then I didn't get the sort of pay offs that you are likely to get !!
Pay Off are you joking or what.I'd rather have a job until 2020 as promised instead of a "pay off" that is taxed by 65%....
Well you can't so deal with it - and go do your moaning over there where you chose to live - we have enough whiners over here already !!
Only a moron or Ford shareholder can possibly take the Ford side on this issue.
Not really pal - I couldn't give a monkeys about Fords or you ****
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pheeny[/bold] wrote: What really annoys me is the fact that a few years ago Ford America made a loss and Ford Europe a profit so "we" had to send money there as it's the same "company" but now it's the other way around we are suddenly apart...[/p][/quote]It's a business not a charity mate! Looks like, just like a lot of us in the past, you are just going to have to accept it and look for another job! No one wiped my ar*e when I lost my job so quit the whining and deal with it !!!![/p][/quote]so did you lose your job after you have taken a 12% wage reduction for 2 years to "guarantee" work until 2020 all legally signed etc.A quote from Henry Ford "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"[/p][/quote]No - but then I didn't get the sort of pay offs that you are likely to get !![/p][/quote]Pay Off are you joking or what.I'd rather have a job until 2020 as promised instead of a "pay off" that is taxed by 65%....[/p][/quote]Well you can't so deal with it - and go do your moaning over there where you chose to live - we have enough whiners over here already !![/p][/quote]Only a moron or Ford shareholder can possibly take the Ford side on this issue.[/p][/quote]Not really pal - I couldn't give a monkeys about Fords or you **** andysaints007
  • 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