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OUR WELFARE UNITE ASKS THE QUESTION


In March Unite targeted the government’s welfare hypocrisy in a new advertising campaign, attacking government welfare cuts. Two digital ad vans drove round London landmarks, one asking, “Who are the biggest welfare cheats?” with the second asking, “Dave, George or Iain?”


The advertising campaign launched a new Unite website called Our welfare works, attacking the key myths used to promote welfare cuts.


For more see www.ourwelfareworks.org PENSIONS VISTEON PROTEST


Visteon pensioners marched to parliament in March, marking the fourth anniversary of their continuing campaign for pensions’ justice. Grandchildren of the former staff delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street asking David Cameron to call for a select committee hearing into the circumstances that led to thousands of workers losing their pensions.


Unite national officer Roger Maddison said, “The former Ford employees believed the pensions they built up over years would be safe when they transferred to Visteon. Ford has a legal and a moral obligation to the thousands of ex-employees who paid into its pension scheme all their working lives. We believe the government should be putting pressure on Ford to pay up. The taxpayer should not have to pay out a penny when a billion dollar profit making company like Ford should be living up to its responsibilities.”


6 uniteWORKS May/June 2013


Mark Thomas


Mark Thomas


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