Visteon pensioners travel to Wales to fight for pension rights

Visteon workers on an earlier demonstration (file picture)

Visteon workers on an earlier demonstration (file picture)

First published in Local News

VISTEON pensioners travelled to Wales yesterday as they continued their fight for pension rights.

A group of the pensioners from south Essex will visit the Cardiff Welsh Assembly to hear a debate on the economic effects of the Visteon plant closure in Swansea and the loss of pension incomes. The Welsh Assembly has already given its support to the former workers, who lost their jobs in 2009 when the firmwent into administration.

Visteon is an offshoot of Ford and the ex-workers claim they should have received Ford pensions, having been transferred to Visteon when it was set up.

Plants across the country closed, including one in Christopher Martin Road, Basildon. The pensioners will be marking five years since Visteon went into administration on Wednesday, April 2.

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10:42pm Fri 14 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

God they're not still banging on about that are they? Ford have left the site..
God they're not still banging on about that are they? Ford have left the site.. You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
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9:12am Sat 15 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Nice little jolly for them.

They'll need a good pension after spending all thatmoney over the bar at Ford social club every Thursday when meeting there to bemoan and hate Ford.....
Nice little jolly for them. They'll need a good pension after spending all thatmoney over the bar at Ford social club every Thursday when meeting there to bemoan and hate Ford..... Howard Cháse
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4:59pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Ian P says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
God they're not still banging on about that are they? Ford have left the site..
I suspect if you had paid 6% of your income into a company pension for 40 years, only to suddenly find that you are now receiving half of the pension you had been promised you would be banging on as well.
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: God they're not still banging on about that are they? Ford have left the site..[/p][/quote]I suspect if you had paid 6% of your income into a company pension for 40 years, only to suddenly find that you are now receiving half of the pension you had been promised you would be banging on as well. Ian P
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