Advice on offer for Ford's Swaythling Transit plant staff facing the axe

Advice on offer for Ford staff facing the axe

Advice on offer for Ford staff facing the axe

First published in Ford Transit Factory

FORD bosses are today giving workers facing the axe at the company’s Southampton plant a day of support services to help them find new jobs.

Employees at the Swaythling factory were due to be welcomed by plant manager Martin Chapman and Southampton MP John Denham as they opened the Support Scheme to help workers get careers advice.

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The event is a joint scheme by Eastleigh and Southampton councils, Jobcentre Plus, Business Link, the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), and the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).

Ford say they are aiming to help those workers who will be affected by the 500 job cuts at the plant that were announced last month, and also show they want to keep a factory in Southampton.

A spokesman for Ford said: “This will provide integrated employment, skills and business support for all those affected and manage the impact of redundancies.

“There is also a commitment to support a long-term future for Ford in Southampton.”

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10:36am Fri 6 Mar 09

Bright Spark says...

Razorlight are advertising for a new drummer??
Razorlight are advertising for a new drummer?? Bright Spark
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11:06am Fri 6 Mar 09

Militant Ford Worker says...

I went along and it seems that older workers with manufacturing experience and engineering skills can be retrained to gain NVQ's in shelf stacking and trolley collecting for non-exsistent jobs on the minimum wage.
WD 'Skills' minister John Denham.
I went along and it seems that older workers with manufacturing experience and engineering skills can be retrained to gain NVQ's in shelf stacking and trolley collecting for non-exsistent jobs on the minimum wage. WD 'Skills' minister John Denham. Militant Ford Worker
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11:53am Fri 6 Mar 09

shilo says...

Boy are Ford workers going to get a shock to see what life is like on minimum wage.
Boy are Ford workers going to get a shock to see what life is like on minimum wage. shilo
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11:55am Fri 6 Mar 09

shilo says...

Bright Spark wrote:
Razorlight are advertising for a new drummer??
Na, job was filled by Ringo, needs to top up his pension.
[quote][p][bold]Bright Spark[/bold] wrote: Razorlight are advertising for a new drummer??[/p][/quote]Na, job was filled by Ringo, needs to top up his pension. shilo
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2:43pm Fri 6 Mar 09

Miles Sway says...

shilo wrote:
Bright Spark wrote:
Razorlight are advertising for a new drummer??
Na, job was filled by Ringo, needs to top up his pension.
That's why he stopped signing autographs then, needed to get back to the sticks.

On this story I agree with Militant; Ford & Denham are probably just doing it all to say "look how much help we've given"




[quote][p][bold]shilo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bright Spark[/bold] wrote: Razorlight are advertising for a new drummer??[/p][/quote]Na, job was filled by Ringo, needs to top up his pension.[/p][/quote]That's why he stopped signing autographs then, needed to get back to the sticks. On this story I agree with Militant; Ford & Denham are probably just doing it all to say "look how much help we've given" Miles Sway
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