Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Northern Ireland workers occupy car factory

"Union leaders say workers will occupy the Visteon car parts factory in Belfast until they can reach agreement over terms of redundancy.

Earlier on Tuesday the company announced the closure of the plant with the loss of more than 200 jobs.

It is also closing two other UK factories in in Basildon and Enfield.

Davy McMurray, from the Unite trade union in Northern Ireland said the way the job cuts were announced was "brutal."

"The administrators came in, took a meeting of the workforce and told them their employment was terminated.""

Update: it spreads!