After the trauma of losing their livelihood and pensions
and a difficult seven nights of occupation on the cold floors of the factory, Visteon Enfield car parts workers were advised by their trade union leaders (Unite) to leave
the premises and continue the struggle outside the gates.
At the negotiating meeting the following Wednesday, the
offer put on the table by senior management of Ford and Visteon was rejected so
the 24-hour pickets continue.
Already once, pickets have stopped lorries from entering the
plant when the drivers refused to cross the picket line.
Now, funds are running low and the workers are getting tired. Now is the time for the financial, physical and political support from the
broader community in order to make sure these workers win their just demands.
Messages of support, financial contributions and physical
presence are required urgently. Kevin Nolan can be contacted on 07956 375 410
or firstname.lastname@example.org. or to email@example.com
Donations via cheque to : ‘Haringey Solidarity group’, PO
Box 2474, N8
Morson Road, off Meridian Way (A1055), near Ponders End, London EN3 4NQ
By train: National Express East Anglia trains from Liverpool Street call at
Hackney Downs, Tottenham hale (also on London Underground Victoria Line) and
Ponders End. The journey takes about 17 minutes.
The plant is 5min walk, cross the foot-bridge, walk down main road towards
Central London, the next street to the left is Morson Road, the factory
situated at the end
Night bus: Night bus N279 runs from Trafalgar Square to Waltham Cross and back 3 times
an hour on Sunday – Thursday nights inclusive, and 5 times an hour on Friday
and Saturday nights. It runs up and down Hertford Road at the bottom end of
South Street (the road from the station on the opposite side of the railway
line from Visteon). Allow 15 – 20 minutes to walk from the factory.
Buses towards Trafalgar Square, via Tottenham, Finsbury Park, Holloway and
Camden Town stop at 1.40, 2.00, 2.20, 2.40, etc. Links with N41 at Tottenham,
and N91 at Holloway Road.
Buses to Waltham Cross arrive at Hertford Road/South street approx. 1.29,
1.49, 2.09, etc.
What to take: Anything you think you might need for yourself and anything you think you
can donate to the pickets. If you are staying for any length of time, a tent,
sleeping bag (there is room nearby to camp), warm clothes, especially if
visiting at night, washing materials – there is no running water on site, food,
drink (not too much alcohol – arguably none), radios, musical instruments, etc.
If you are driving, some wood for the fire is always