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.