Sunday, April 05, 2009

Visteon Redundancies

Visteon, a car parts manufacturer and distributor, is in administration and has just made over 600 staff redundant. Sadly, 180 or so are in Basildon. The workers have been left with nothing but statutory redundancies despite decades of service in many cases. So far, so tragic, but there is the detail that Visteon was originally spun off from Ford, and it appears that the staff that transferred may have been guaranteed Ford's terms and conditions, which would mean much better redundancy terms at least. Not surprisingly, the Visteon ex-employees are furious and are campagining for what they believe they were promised.

Let's home this is settled soon, fairly, and outside of a courtroom.

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