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Ford hears from union in the U.K.

  • Ford (F) employees in the U.K. will be asked by the biggest union in the region if they support a widespread strike.
  • Unite seeks guarantees that the automaker won't close more plants in the U.K. and improvements in Ford' pension program.
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  • Remford
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    UNITE is threatening to abandon jobs more productive workers in Spain and Romania simply would be overjoyed to have. At a time when Ford and most other local manufacturers in mature markets already are spending countless billions to convert open-ended liabilities to predictable fixed costs, UNITE would do FAR better for its members by helping them devise ways to become more competitively productive rather than threatening to abandon capacity Ford and the entire European auto sector have been trying to find ways to shed.

     

    Mass job abandonment would be one of the biggest gifts European labor unions could give Dearborn. Some of the best advice I've ever received was never to threaten someone else with my own job. Threatening my productivity, presuming what I yield is of superior value, is another matter entirely.

     

    Ford should actively embrace this opportunity to further increase it's competitiveness.
    27 Jan 2014, 09:22 AM Reply Like
  • mngaryjs
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    That's what I love about union leaders. They live in the wrong century. When they decide to make a paradigm change, they might actually progress. Job security? Better pension? LOL
    27 Jan 2014, 11:47 AM Reply Like
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