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19 June 2019
Following a series of mass meetings on 12 June, Unite members at the Ford plant in Bridgend decided overwhelmingly to fight the closure of the engine factory, writes Alex Wedlake, Unite Young Members national committee (personal capacity).
12 June 2019
The announcement that Ford Bridgend is to close is the latest in a series of blows to manufacturing workers.
6 June 2019
The closure of the Bridgend engine plant is to be closed after nearly 40 years of production.
25 August 2017
"Talk about sourcing that will save the plant or we'll fight", say Bridgend Ford workers to the company
10 July 2017
Ballot papers go out at the end of this week to Bridgend Ford workers
29 March 2017
Bridgend Ford workers have sent a huge statement of intent to Ford by not being available for overtime. They are telling Ford: come to the table and commit to sourcing that makes the plant viable for all those who want to work in it, or there will be action.
8 March 2017
Ford workers' warnings of a rundown of the Bridgend plant have unfortunately proved correct. Ford has leaked documents indicating the rundown of the plant over the next four years. The document projects the loss of 1,160 workers.
1 March 2017
Ford workers in Bridgend, south Wales, want answers to the lack of sourcing which is putting the whole future of the Bridgend engine plant in doubt
25 January 2017
Hospital Sterilisation and Disinfection Unit workers at ABMU Health Board have taken strike action
16 April 2014
Bridgend council has withdrawn itself from national pay-bargaining - deciding unilaterally not to honour any agreed pay increase for 2014
7 November 2012
National Shop Stewards Network and Socialist Party members have been producing regular bulletins supporting the Ford workers fighting the closure of the Ford plants in Dagenham and Southampton...
5 May 2009
April-May 2009: On 31 March Visteon went into administration and we were thrown out at six minutes notice without the redundancy money we had been guaranteed and without our pensions, writes Frank Jepson, Unite union convenor, Visteon Basildon.
5 February 2009
Good response in Bridgend: Three, let's be generous and say, more 'mature' Socialist Party members, launched the 'Youth Fight For Jobs' campaign on our stall in Bridgend on 31 January...
27 February 2008
Journalism matters - how can we attain quality journalism in the multimedia age, writes An NUJ member
28 June 2007
Bridgend schools: "THEY ANNOUNCED this decision in the Gazette, then three weeks later asked parents what they thought of the idea." "None of them care about what's best for my daughter - it's all about spending less...
1 March 2007
Bridgend: AROUND 25 young people protested this week outside Bridgend council offices against attacks on public services...
29 November 2003
"PEOPLE IN Neath and Port Talbot will just have to get used to a reconfiguration of the health service." That's how the big-wigs in the Local Health Board (LHB) and the Trust see the future for the NHS, writes Rob Williams.
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