United Kingdom -Strike at Ford against two-tier workforce proposal -June 19, 2012

Members of GMB and Unite unions at Ford have organised a 24 hour strike after talks over pay rates and pensions broke down. In an attempt to avoid the strike, management and unions met but were unable to resolve the conflict. The unions object to the proposed lower pay rate for new employees and their exclusion from the pension fund. Ford also refused to give guarantees that it will not close the pension fund. The walkout at Ford is the first since the 1980s.

English: http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/latest_news/gmb_strike_at_fords.aspx

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