Press Report : Towers lifts the lid on Longbridge

Jon Griffin, Birmingham Mail, 15th January, 2010 LONGBRIDGE could have been sunk as long ago as 1994 by Japanese car giant Honda, former MG Rover Chairman John Towers has claimed. In a rare interview for a new West Midland book on the car industry, Mr Towers has revealed that the Japanese firm – which held […]

Press Report : Unions accuse JLR bosses of ‘fantasy’ over job promises

Graeme Brown, Birmingham Post, 28th September, 2009 Union leaders have accused Jaguar Land Rover bosses of “taking another trip to Fantasy Island” over promises that there would be no job losses when a West Midlands plant is closed. Dave Osborne, National Secretary for the UK car industry for Unite the union, launched a ferocious attack […]

Press Report : JLR boss gives jobs pledge over factory closure

Alun Thorne, Birmingham Post, 25th September, 2009 The boss of Jaguar Land Rover last night pledged that no jobs would be lost by the closure of one of its Midland plants as the wheels were set in motion to potentially end a century of volume car production in Birmingham. The car giant announced yesterday that […]

Press Report : JLR workers asked to accept delayed wages

Jon Griffin, Birmingham Post, 1st July, 2009 Staff at Jaguar Land Rover have been asked to agree to delayed salary payments until the end of the month “to ease cash-flow problems”, it has been claimed. A report in Works Management magazine said that bosses had written to employees asking them to accept a delayed payment date for […]