CAR MEN DISMISSED: 1,000 SENT HOME
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
COVENTRY, JUNE 27
Jaguar Cars today dismissed 27 paintshop men who refused to adopt a newly agreed working system.
This led to 1,000 assembly line workers being sent home as production slowed down. After the dismissals the remainder of the paint-shop workers, about 170 men, went on strike in sympathy. They held a meeting with the dismissed men and a resolution was passed declaring that no one would return unless all were reemployed. They said they agreed to give the new working system a trial and the 27 men, flatters, had found it unworkable.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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