Wednesday, 12 October 2011

International Day of Action against Ford-Visteon on October 14

From the Solidarity Federation website, an IWA statement regarding the struggle of our Spanish sister section against the closure of a factory owned by Ford-Visteon

With reference to initiatives taken by the CNT union section at Cadiz Electrónica S.A. Ford-Visteon and the CNT of Jerez, there will be a new International Day of Struggle against Ford-Visteon on October 14.

As you see from other articles on this website, the company has announced that it will close the plant of 450 workers. On June 23 the management of Cadiz Electronica SA company, located in the TecnoBahía business park in El Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz, Spain, announced the final closure of the workplace to the Works Council, through a displaced representative. The CNT workers says that the conflict, despite the days which have passed, remains open:

"The company has formally presented the Plan to Terminate the Contracts with the Labour Office, a plan affecting the entire workforce. At the moment, and despite earning important support of the staff, which wanted the union section to be present at the negotiating table, the works council, composed mostly of the CC.OO and the company refused.

The mood among the workers at present remains high, hopeful and confident that the struggle will prevent the closure of the plant. Therefore, the CNT union section, after a more than satisfactory day of fighting the last August 19, asks for your solidarity and involvement again in a new International Day of Action on October 14, organizing as many rallies and events as possible, and above all places where FORD AND VISTEON multinationals have their business".

The text which is proposed, or one that you consider relevant, could be as follows;

"NO TO THE CLOSURE AND DESTRUCTION OF JOBS AT CADIZ ELECTRONICASA, BELONGING TO THE VISTEON-FORD GROUP LOCATED IN TECNOBAHIAINDUSTRIAL PARK IN EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA, CADIZ.

ENOUGH RELOCATIONS OF COMPANIES!WE SUPPORT THE VISTEON WORKERS FIGHT FOR A DECENT FUTURE!!"

The workers need all the support they can get in their fight against the closure of and the destruction of the employment at the Cadiz Electrónica S.A.

Mobilize and Fight- for International Solidarity!

Oslo, October 5 - 2011 IWA- Secretariat

Visteon sites in Britain can be found at the following locations:

Binley-Coventry Customer Service & Technical Center (Midlands)
Visteon Engineering Services
Harry Weston Road 7
Coventry
West Midlands
CV3 2SN
UK

Merthyr Tydfil Plant
R-TEK Ltd. (JV-UnConsolidated)
Unit 1, Triangle Business Park
Merthyr Tydfil
Glamorgan
CF48 4TQ
UK

Office VTC Dunton
Visteon Engineering Services Limited
Dunton Engineering Centre
Dunton
Essex
SS15 6EE
UK

VECO Visteon European Corporate Office & UK Innovation Centre
Visteon Engineering Services Limited
Springfield Lyons Approach
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 5LB
UK

Washington Plant
R-TEK Ltd. (JV-UnConsolidated)
Unit 4, Stephenson Industrial Estate
Washington
Tyne & Wear
NE37 3HR
UK