Bridgend Ford engine plant workers back possible industrial action

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Workers at the under-threat Bridgend Ford engine plant have passed a ballot rejecting closure proposals and calling for industrial action.

The threat of strikes have been on the table for some time, and following mass meetings on 14th June, 83% reportedly voted in favour of industrial action in an attempt to save the plant – which is currently scheduled to close in September 2020.

Unite’s regional secretary for Wales, Peter Hughes, said: “The consultative ballot clearly demonstrates that the workforce are not prepared to lie down and quietly accept their fate. They are not prepared to let Ford deliver an act of unprecedented industrial sabotage, the ramifications of which would be devastation of the Bridgend area and the Welsh automotive supply chain.”

Plaid Cymru and Labour offered messages of support in favour of possible industrial action.