BBC Northern Ireland Special on the Belfast Visteon Workers

You may remember that I flew to Belfast three weeks ago to play a gig at the Visteon factory canteen.

I was playing for the Ford Visteon Workers who were occupying the factory.

I felt deeply honoured and proud to be there, providing music to people who had been betrayed by their bosses and decided to fight back.

They had been given 6 minutes notice that they were being made redundant by Ford. But were getting no redundancy pay and no pensions.

BBC Northern Ireland has just produced a special on their plight. Please watch it.

This is the boss’s loyalty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00kjbrc/Spotlight_Shutdown/

There’s a short 20 second animated bit at the start before the programme begins.

Thanks to Dan McCallister for letting me know about the programme.

Victory to the Visteon Workers – betrayed by Ford.

#alun parry#bbc#belfast#factory#ford#northern ireland#occupation#visteon

Comments

  1. Kelly Brown - June 13, 2009 @ 1:18 am

    Hi, very nice post. I have been wonder’n bout this issue,so thanks for posting

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