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6,000 On Strike At Jaguar Factory

Six thousand men went on strike at the factory of Jaguar Cars Ltd here today and production was stopped completely.

Trouble began after the firm’s decision to dismiss a man (Ronald Rowe) employed in the oil cleaning shop after an alleged assault on a foreman (Bill Whetstone). The joint shop stewards committee recommended the strike because no action was taken against the foreman. While the stewards were meeting, trouble broke out on the Mark X assembly line, where men objected to the transfer of 20 workers from the Mark 2 line to increase track speeds. A company official said the firm was insistent that quality production could be maintained only if these men were transferred to the line. A mass meeting of the workers has been called for tomorrow.

Keith Adams

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