Ford is to close its Southampton plant on July 26th, 2013, workers are telling our reporter on the scene this lunchtime.
They say they've been told there will be "no compulsory redundancies" and have been promised "generous voluntary redundancy, and relocation packages".
Ford is to close its Transit van factory in Southampton and another UK site with the loss of up to 1,500 jobs, sources said.
The Ford Transit used to be white van man's transport of choice - now the Southampton factory that makes them looks under threat.
Union leaders have been called to a meeting with motor giant Ford amid fears that the firm's UK van factory in Southampton is to close.