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15 May 2009

Marvellous meeting supports Rob Williams, sacked Linamar convenor

"This is a meeting of solidarity" declared Ronnie Job, chairing the meeting called by Swansea Trades Council in support of sacked Linamar convenor, Rob Williams.

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15 May 2009

Protest outside Linamar, Swansea, Sunday

Meet Elba Crescent off Fabian Way, 12 noon

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Lobby of Unite London headquarters over the sacking of Rob Williams, Linamar convenor, photo Alison Hill

Lobby of Unite London headquarters over the sacking of Rob Williams, Linamar convenor, photo Alison Hill

13 May 2009

Linamar sack Swansea trade union leader

Socialist Party member Rob Williams, trade union (Unite) convenor of the Linamar car parts plant in Swansea, was sacked on 6 May. This was in spite of a walkout by his fellow workers when he was first told he was being sacked, and the intervention of Unite leader Tony Woodley.

The campaign for Rob's reinstatement is continuing, with the union balloting for strike action. Rob Williams spoke to The Socialist.

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13 May 2009

A victory at Linamar would be a victory for all workers

Editorial: The sacking of Rob Williams by Linamar bosses is an attempt to remove a major impediment to their plans to worsen the pay and conditions of the Linamar workforce...

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8 May 2009

Rally to support Rob Williams

Sacked convenor of Linamar: Wednesday 13 May at 7.30 pm in the Dolphin Hotel, Swansea. Speakers include Frank Jepson (Convenor at Visteon Basildon) and Kevin Nolan (Convenor at Visteon Enfield), writes All trade unionists welcome.

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8 May 2009

Linamar plan to lower terms and conditions

It has become clear why Linamar management sacked Swansea Unite Convenor Rob Williams on Wednesday. Group President Brian Wade outlined to Tony Woodley the Company's 'proposal' to lower terms and conditions...

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8 May 2009

Sacked convenor of Linamar

Rally to support Rob Williams

Sacked convenor of Linamar

Wednesday 13 May at 7.30 pm
Dolphin Hotel, Swansea.

Speakers include Frank Jepson (Convenor at Visteon Basildon) and Kevin Nolan (Convenor at Visteon Enfield).

All trade unionists welcome

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Rob Williams, sacked Unite convenor, Linamar, photo by Paul Mattsson

Rob Williams, sacked Unite convenor, Linamar, photo by Paul Mattsson

6 May 2009

Rob Williams sacked by brutal bosses

Ex-Visteon Unite convenor sacked

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6 May 2009

Defend victimised trade unionist

ROB WILLIAMS, the Unite trade union convenor at the Linamar car components factory in Swansea, has been temporarily reinstated following his sacking by company bosses on 28 April...

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6 May 2009

Editorial: Decisive action needed against victimisations

What we think "What are trade unions for?" This is a question which many workers ask increasingly when the unions themselves, in the face of the bosses' current offensive, appear to order a retreat or even capitulate to this pressure...

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Rob Williams addresses Socialist Party 'Support Visteon Workers' meeting in London, photo Paul Mattsson

Rob Williams addresses Socialist Party 'Support Visteon Workers' meeting in London, photo Paul Mattsson

29 April 2009

STOP PRESS: Key union activist sacked

Socialist Party member Rob Williams, the Unite convenor of the Linamar car parts factory in Swansea, was called into the directors' office of the plant on Tuesday 28 April and told that he was being sacked for "irretrievable breakdown of trust"...

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Lobby of Unite London headquarters over the sacking of Rob Williams, Linamar convenor, photo Alison Hill

Lobby of Unite London headquarters over the sacking of Rob Williams, Linamar convenor, photo Alison Hill

28 April 2009

STOP PRESS: Key union activist sacked (updated 29/4/09: 7pm)

Socialist Party member Rob Williams, the Unite convenor of the Linamar car parts factory (formerly Visteon) in Swansea, was called into the directors' office of the plant on Tuesday 28 April and told that he was being sacked for "irretrievable breakdown of trust".
We understand that today's negotiations (29/4/09) between the union and Linamar management have ended. More negotiations have been scheduled for a week's time (Wednesday 6 May). In the meantime Rob remains in his job and as Convenor of the factory.
Determined action has forced Linamar to think again.

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22 April 2009

Taking the Visteon struggle forward

The Visteon struggle is entering its fourth week and a critical phase. The occupation at Belfast is continuing and if anything strengthening. And the Belfast workers have led a major march for jobs in...

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7 January 2009

South Wales: Workers vow to fight job losses

There was strong media interest in a Swansea public meeting called on 16 December by the Linamar (ex Visteon car component plant) shop stewards' committee, writes Alec Thraves, secretary Socialist Party Wales, Swansea trade union council..

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17 December 2008

Successful Linamar public meeting in Swansea

Ex-Visteon car workers meeting

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