Visteon: Calls for an inquiry


Plaid Cymru member Bethan Jenkins lead a debate on the campaign by former workers at the Visteon car parts factory in Swansea over pensions, shortly before the fifth anniversary of the company going into administration.

On 12 February 2014, Ms Jenkins called on the Welsh Government to hold an inquiry into the impact of the loss of pensions to both the Visteon workers and the economy of the area in which they live.

The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart, responded that it would be inappropriate to hold such an inquiry because of the court case that Unite the Union are taking against Ford which will take place at the end of 2014 at the High Court in London.

The former workers say they lost out when Visteon collapsed and the factory shut in 2009.

They want the plant's former owner Ford to cover their losses, as the pensions were transferred from there to Visteon.

But Ford says Visteon was an independent business that was responsible for its own decisions.

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