Tag: Ford

Magna Dispute: A worker speaks out

Workers at Magna, the  plant on the airport industrial estate that supplies Ford with  seats for the Transit, are pondering whether to vote for a strike ballot as they wait to discover if the company will improve their redundancy package. The workforce have been told they will be made redundant as their only customer, the Ford…

PM ducks local MPs question on Ford

Southampton Test MP Alan Whitehead has accused the The Prime Minister of ducking the question of whether he knew Ford planned to close their Southampton Transit factory before awarding them a multi-million pound grant through the regional growth fund. Last week Ford announced an end to Transit van production in the UK putting 300 Eastleigh…

Huhne: Ford closure hammerblow for local economy

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne has predicted the closure of the Ford plant in Swaythling will be a hammer blow for the local economy. Around a third of the 800 people who work for Ford at the Swaythling plant and the depot and garage at Barton Park live in the borough and many other businesses depend…

Up to 300 Eastleigh worker’s jobs could go at Ford

Up to 300 Eastleigh workers at the Ford Transit plant are waiting to hear if they still have a future there as the companies multi-millionaire CEO Alan Mullaly flew into Britain today to discuss with union leaders the restructuring of Ford’s European manufacturing base which Sky News claim will result in the Swaythling plant shutting…

Transit boss predicts Van Boom

Steve Clary, Ford’s Commercial Vehicle boss has predicted a bright future for the best selling Transit Van without offering any reassurances as to the long term future of the Ford Swaythling plant – which is an employer to many Eastleigh workers. Writing in the latest edition of the company’s in house magazine ‘Ford News,’ Mr…