Jun 28, 2019

The town fighting the Ford factory closure

Jason Evans has been a Ford assembly worker for 10 years. Workers come from all over South Wales for the highly paid and highly skilled jobs in the Ford factory - jobs that aren't easily replaced. Bryan Godsell, officer for the union, says that workers feel betrayed by Ford. He thinks this could escalate to an industrial action ballot across all Ford UK plants: "Ford like to talk about the Ford family. Well, Ford workers look after each other." He wants to see Ford provide compensation comparable to what they agreed for Bordeaux workers earlier this year: "They produced a significant support package, about €100m I think - so we'd look for Ford to provide similar here."

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