“Since 2000, Visteon has been an independent company..”

The former Visteon UK Ltd workers in west Belfast are still protesting and, as their union rejects a new offer from the US-based Visteon Corporation following talks in London, the BBC report notes an unwelcome development for those concerned.

Meanwhile, some workers have staged protests outside the homes of Visteon managers in Lisburn and Downpatrick. Pickets were held on Monday and again on Wednesday. Stressing the protests were peaceful, one worker who took part in one of them, denied the action had become too personal. “It’s personal for me that after 30 years I’ve walked out of the plant with no pension,” he said. “All I want’s a job back in Belfast.”

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