Pension joy for Visteon campaigners

MP Stephen Metcalfe, centre, is delighted

MP Stephen Metcalfe, centre, is delighted

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THE Visteon pensioners are celebrating after Ford agreed to a multi-million pound deal to settle claims for losses.

The ex-employees have been fighting Visteon’s parent company, Ford, for compensation since 2009 when the firm – which had a plant in Christopher Martin Road, in Basildon – went into administration.

The All Party Parliamentary Group, chaired by South Basildon and East Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe, have held debates in the House of Commons on the matter and have supported the Visteon Pension Action Group in the fight for their pensions.

Mr Metcalfe said: “I am delighted to hear that Ford are living up to their responsibilities and doing the right thing. This is fantastic news for VPAG and for Visteon pensioners across the UK and I would like to congratulate VPAG for their hard fought campaign."

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1:22pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Trebles all round up the Ford Sports and Social Club on Thursday night then.


Take that Stumpy.
Trebles all round up the Ford Sports and Social Club on Thursday night then. Take that Stumpy. Howard Cháse
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1:28pm Wed 2 Apr 14

andy:) says...

Great news...its a pity they had to fight for so long, many people would of given up.
Great news...its a pity they had to fight for so long, many people would of given up. andy:)
  • Score: 8

4:09pm Wed 2 Apr 14

jolllyboy says...

I'd wait to see whats on offer and what is forthcoming before I would be jumping for joy.
I'd wait to see whats on offer and what is forthcoming before I would be jumping for joy. jolllyboy
  • Score: 8

4:26pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

andy:) wrote:
Great news...its a pity they had to fight for so long, many people would of given up.
And quite a few are most likely no longer with us.
Evil
[quote][p][bold]andy:)[/bold] wrote: Great news...its a pity they had to fight for so long, many people would of given up.[/p][/quote]And quite a few are most likely no longer with us. Evil Keptquiettillnow
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6:59pm Wed 2 Apr 14

laindonangler says...

Why am I not surprised to see Mr Cháse the 1st in here with the normal uneducated and flippant comment.

I personally am very pleased that at least they have got something but nowhere near what is owed

Note Ford would not have made an offer if they felt they could win the court case, the evidence is overwhelming and I congratulate the VPAG for their tenacity in sticking with it over the past 5 years to right this shameful injustice by a so-called Blue Chip company. Remember they had the support of MP's across parties which is almost unheard of these days and they don't do that for trivial issues.

So Mr Cháse put that in your pipe and smoke it!
Why am I not surprised to see Mr Cháse the 1st in here with the normal uneducated and flippant comment. I personally am very pleased that at least they have got something but nowhere near what is owed Note Ford would not have made an offer if they felt they could win the court case, the evidence is overwhelming and I congratulate the VPAG for their tenacity in sticking with it over the past 5 years to right this shameful injustice by a so-called Blue Chip company. Remember they had the support of MP's across parties which is almost unheard of these days and they don't do that for trivial issues. So Mr Cháse put that in your pipe and smoke it! laindonangler
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10:22pm Wed 2 Apr 14

caroljb says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Trebles all round up the Ford Sports and Social Club on Thursday night then.


Take that Stumpy.
Laindonangler - Sorry can you tell me in what way this is an 'uneducated' comment??
It was the shop floor workers that stood on the picket lines for 7 weeks so EVERYONE could get redundancy pay.
Did not see any "educated" management on the picket lines!!
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Trebles all round up the Ford Sports and Social Club on Thursday night then. Take that Stumpy.[/p][/quote]Laindonangler - Sorry can you tell me in what way this is an 'uneducated' comment?? It was the shop floor workers that stood on the picket lines for 7 weeks so EVERYONE could get redundancy pay. Did not see any "educated" management on the picket lines!! caroljb
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1:48pm Thu 3 Apr 14

laindonangler says...

caroljb wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
Trebles all round up the Ford Sports and Social Club on Thursday night then.


Take that Stumpy.
Laindonangler - Sorry can you tell me in what way this is an 'uneducated' comment??
It was the shop floor workers that stood on the picket lines for 7 weeks so EVERYONE could get redundancy pay.
Did not see any "educated" management on the picket lines!!
Caroljb, Mr Chase. I unreservedly apologise. I did not read the last part of Howards comment - That put it into context, I now get the comment and its intent- That's what happens when you see only what you want to see
[quote][p][bold]caroljb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Trebles all round up the Ford Sports and Social Club on Thursday night then. Take that Stumpy.[/p][/quote]Laindonangler - Sorry can you tell me in what way this is an 'uneducated' comment?? It was the shop floor workers that stood on the picket lines for 7 weeks so EVERYONE could get redundancy pay. Did not see any "educated" management on the picket lines!![/p][/quote]Caroljb, Mr Chase. I unreservedly apologise. I did not read the last part of Howards comment - That put it into context, I now get the comment and its intent- That's what happens when you see only what you want to see laindonangler
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4:00pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

laindonangler wrote:
caroljb wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
Trebles all round up the Ford Sports and Social Club on Thursday night then.


Take that Stumpy.
Laindonangler - Sorry can you tell me in what way this is an 'uneducated' comment??
It was the shop floor workers that stood on the picket lines for 7 weeks so EVERYONE could get redundancy pay.
Did not see any "educated" management on the picket lines!!
Caroljb, Mr Chase. I unreservedly apologise. I did not read the last part of Howards comment - That put it into context, I now get the comment and its intent- That's what happens when you see only what you want to see
No worries mate.

great result for VPAG.

about time too.
[quote][p][bold]laindonangler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caroljb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Trebles all round up the Ford Sports and Social Club on Thursday night then. Take that Stumpy.[/p][/quote]Laindonangler - Sorry can you tell me in what way this is an 'uneducated' comment?? It was the shop floor workers that stood on the picket lines for 7 weeks so EVERYONE could get redundancy pay. Did not see any "educated" management on the picket lines!![/p][/quote]Caroljb, Mr Chase. I unreservedly apologise. I did not read the last part of Howards comment - That put it into context, I now get the comment and its intent- That's what happens when you see only what you want to see[/p][/quote]No worries mate. great result for VPAG. about time too. Howard Cháse
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12:19am Sat 5 Apr 14

kitkat wrapper says...

So what's the deal
When income from company, private and state pensions are added together, the average pension income is £15,500 a year, according to prudential
So what's the deal When income from company, private and state pensions are added together, the average pension income is £15,500 a year, according to prudential kitkat wrapper
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