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Frontpage: Ford-Visteon car workers say 'We Won!'

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9.5.09

 

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Ford-Visteon car workers say 'We Won!'

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9.5.09

 

Ron Clark, a former Unite union shop steward at the plant in Enfield, spoke to Socialist Worker about the workers’ victory

 

Who says?: Quotes on Visteon

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9.5.09

 

Sadie Robinson: Victory at Visteon: ‘It’s been an unbelievable experience I’ll never forget’

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9.5.09

 

Many of the workers fighting against Ford and Visteon were taking part in action for the first time. The experience has transformed them.

 

Visteon: Were the workers led by donkeys?

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9.5.09

 

Workers at Visteon have won a major victory in spite of their national union, Unite.

 

Visteon: Protesting until they see the money

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9.5.09

 

The offer that Visteon workers have wrenched from Ford marks a turning point for class struggle in Britain. It shows that workers can take on multinational corporations – even in the midst of a recession – and win.

 

Victimisation: Union activist campaigns for justice

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9.5.09

 

Rob Williams, Unite union convenor at the Linamar (ex-Visteon) plant in Swansea, south Wales, is continuing to fight against his sacking, which took place on Tuesday of last week.

 

Matthew Cookson: March for jobs in Birmingham on 16 May

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9.5.09

 

Workers from across Britain will be descending on Birmingham on Saturday 16 May to join the Unite union’s national march for jobs.

 

Sadie Robinson: Visteon workers beat corporate car giant

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9.5.09

 

Visteon workers last week won a massive victory against Ford, one of the most powerful multinational companies in the world.
Around 600 workers across three sites in Basildon in Essex, Enfield in north London and Belfast were sacked at the end of March with no notice or redundancy pay.

 

Visteon: ‘The solidarity was electrifying’

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9.5.09

 

Trade unionist John Tipple has been helping to build support for the Visteon workers in Basildon. He told Socialist Worker about the campaign

 

Alex Callinicos: Will the global economy recover?

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9.5.09

 

The idea that the green shoots of economic recovery are sprouting everywhere has become entrenched among a layer of economic pundits. They cite the fact that the stock markets have been rising quite strongly.

 

Charlie Kimber: Jobs: Conference to join up the struggles for work

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9.5.09

 

The best follow-up to the Visteon result is to organise many more fightbacks over jobs.
That’s the aim of the “Fight for the Right to Work” conference that will take place on Saturday 13 June in central London.

 

Mark Dunk: Delphi workers must follow Visteon

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9.5.09

 

You’ve worked for years for one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers, seen your workplace transferred to a new company as part of an outsourcing drive and held your breath through the rounds of job cuts and wage reductions.
Then suddenly you are faced with the very real possibility of losing your job as the factory where you work is closed down without warning.
The recent history of a Visteon worker you might think. But this is the case for 146,600 workers around the globe who work for Delphi Corp.

 

Unions have to stand up in motor industry

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9.5.09

 

The chaos across car manufacturing has deepened in the last week. Up to 850 jobs are at risk at the Birmingham-based LDV, with another 6,000 in danger in the supply chain.

 

Siân Ruddick: G20 protests: Police facing growing pressure over tactics

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9.5.09

 

The Metropolitan Police Authority is under growing pressure over its operation around the G20 protests and the death of Ian Tomlinson shortly after he was pushed and assaulted by police in central London on 1 April.

 

Police stop and search of black people rises 322 percent in a year

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9.5.09

 

Shocking statistics released by the home office last week revealed just how far stop and search is systematically used against black and Asian people.

 

Deaths in custody: ‘The police think they can walk all over people’

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9.5.09

 

Samantha Rigg-David’s brother Sean Rigg died in police custody in Brixton, south London, on 21 August 2008.

 

Chris Bambery: New Labour: Gordon Brown is in big trouble

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9.5.09

 

Gordon Brown’s future as prime minister was again thrown into question last week as current and former cabinet ministers attacked him.

 

John Basketter: Labour expenses row is hotting up

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9.5.09

 

The row over MPs’ expenses just won’t go away. Parliament voted last week to censor some of the details of MPs’ expenses claims, due to be published this summer.

 

Jamie Allinson: Lessons of last Japanese slump

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9.5.09

 

The impact of Japan’s economic crisis of the 1990s should offer a global warning

 

John Basketter: Profiteers helped to cause swine flu threat

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9.5.09

 

The tabloid headlines over swine flu changed last week from “impending Armageddon” to stating “everything is fine after all”.

 

Matthew Cookson: Egyptian state provokes riots by slaughtering pigs

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9.5.09

 

The Egyptian government’s plan to slaughter the country’s pigs as a response to swine flu provoked riots in the capital city of Cairo last Sunday.

 

Letters

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9.5.09

 

Faslane’s nuclear madness must end | Modi not welcome | The police are not workers in uniform | Tories copy New Labour’s agenda | What should be in budget | The parasites keep feeding | Contradiction in the police | Fight for jobs and services | Learn lessons for the future | Test veterans deserve more

 

Simon Assaf: Afghanistan’s disasters of war

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9.5.09

 

The latest downward spiral for the occupation cannot be solved by sending in more troops or spreading the war to Pakistan.

 

Afghanistan: Stalemate in Helmand

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9.5.09

 

Nothing illustrates the problems of the occupation more than the hapless misadventure of British troops in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

 

Guy Smallman: Guy Smallman's photos: Misery in Kabul

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9.5.09

 

Two Plays for Gaza: A night to make people laugh, cry and rage at war

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9.5.09

 

The playwrights David Wilson and Anne Aylor spoke to Socialist Worker about the Two Plays for Gaza event

 

Martin Smith: Music: Ojos de Brujo: beautiful children of the streets

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9.5.09

 

In Caló, the language of the Roma, Techarí means “Free”.
Techarí is the title of one of Ojos de Brujo’s albums. It sums the band up perfectly.

 

Katherine Branney: Review round-up: Rising Tide of Conformity – Peyoti for President

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9.5.09

 

This debut album by Peyoti for President is a high energy attack on capitalism and war.

 

Sabby Sagall: Review round-up: Lohengrin – Royal Opera House

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9.5.09

 

Richard Wagner’s operas represent the high point of German romanticism, a movement of protest against the alienation and fragmentation of the new industrial capitalism.

 

Editorial: Iraq occupation leaves a trail of lies and misery

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9.5.09

 

The idea that the British occupation of southern Iraq has made the country "better" is rubbish

 

Editorial: A blow for wind farms

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9.5.09

 

The largest manufacturer of wind turbines in the world is going to close its only factory in Britain. Is it because the company, Vestas, isn’t profitable? No – the firm’s quarterly profits have risen by 70 percent.

 

Editorial: ID pilot scheme protest

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9.5.09

 

Pilots at Manchester and London City airports are refusing to be guinea pigs for the government's deeply unpopular scheme

 

Michael Rosen: Children are being tested to destruction

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9.5.09

 

As the unions threaten to boycott final year primary school tests, Michael Rosen argues exams do nothing to help children learn

 

Tom Walker: Repression and consent

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9.5.09

 

Our rulers strike a delicate balance to keep us in line. Tom Walker looks at ‘hegemony’ and the role of state violence in modern capitalism

 

Sally Hunt: Education: Now the battle for jobs reaches the chalk face

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9.5.09

 

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) in higher education have received ballot papers asking them to vote for strike action and action short of a strike.
We feel we have been left with little option but to ballot members over industrial action as the employers refuse to acknowledge the scale of the crisis hitting higher education jobs.

 

London Met lecturers take the fight to the bosses

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9.5.09

 

Lecturers at London Metropolitan university were to strike on Thursday of this week in protest at planned job cuts.
The workers, in the UCU union, voted by 64 percent for strike action and 71 percent for action short of a strike.

 

Esme Choonara: Step up the fight to stop the BNP

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9.5.09

 

Anti-fascists were out in force over the May Day bank holiday weekend campaigning to stop the British National Party (BNP) from grabbing seats in the European elections on 4 June.

 

Stoke Love Music Hate Racism Festival will have a lasting impact

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9.5.09

 

There are just three weeks to go until the Love Music Hate Racism festival in Stoke – a key chance to hit the fascist BNP in one of its target seats

 

Ken Olende: Sri Lanka: State terror assault on Tamils goes on

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9.5.09

 

Four British Tamils began a new hunger strike on Friday of last week as part of the ongoing demonstration against the Sri Lankan government’s assault on the Tamils

 

Belfast Visteon workers discuss the deal (online only)

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9.5.09

 

Ford-Visteon workers in Belfast have been occupying their plant for over five weeks after they were sacked with no notice and no redundancy pay at the end of March.

 

Linamar bosses sack Rob Williams (online only)

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9.5.09

 

Bosses at the Linamar plant in Swansea yesterday sacked Rob Williams, the union convenor and vice chair of the Natiopnal Shop Stewards Network (NSSN)

 

Solid strike against job cuts rocks London Met bosses (online only)

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9.5.09

 

Lecturers at the London Metropolitan University struck today across campuses in north and east London against job cuts that will destroy the university if carried through

 

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