Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More from Visteon occupation

Visteon workers in Enfield, having been threatened with mass arrest by a court order, agree to leave peacefully under the recommendation of the union on April 9, 2009. Some workers feel that ending the occupation is a mistake, despite an agreement by the Visteon management to enter into negotiations.

1 comment:

Dave Brown said...

Yeah these sorts of occupations to pressure the boss for small change are becoming the rage. In Argentina I can understand the need to use the law to get your feet in the door and then use solidarity to stay there. But Waterfords and Visteon strike me as the union using the occupations as face savers and as media stunts to pressure the bosses into making false promises they cannot keep in a crisis.
Good on the militant minority for re-instating the pickets at least. Needs a complete rank and file rebellion to take over industry and run it under workers control.