Tag: Ford Transit Plant

Magna workers edge closer to industrial action

Workers at Magna Seating on the airport Industrial estate have voted to ballot for industrial action after the company failed to reach an agreement with them despite five months of negotiations. The company which employs around 30 people supply seats for the Ford Transit plant next door but Ford have decided to close the plant…

Ford Transit supplier could face strike action

Workers at a Ford supplier on the airport industrial estate will be meeting with their Union later today to decide whether or not to take Industrial action. Last week Magna Seating, who supply seats for the Ford Transit that is built next door, told their 30 strong workforce that as result of Ford’s decision to…

Ford workers celebrate bumper pay offs

Ford has confirmed its intention to close the Transit van plant in Southampton and its associated depot in Barton Park Eastleigh with the loss of nearly 800 jobs. Although Ford workers will pocket generous separation payments, many contract workers stand to receive little or nothing when the production of the popular medium sized van moves…