Archive : Former Shop Steward In Dispute


Mr Harry Adey, industrial relations manager at Jaguar Cars Ltd., Coventry, who was recently a shop steward, was today involved in a dispute concerning his former workmates which resulted in 1,000 men being laid off. Sixty sheet metal workers who were colleagues of Mr Adey until his appointment two weeks ago complained that the company was guilty of “unconstitutional behaviour “.

The complaint arose when Mr Adey was investigating a sheet metal union request that more of its members might be employed at the factory. The men began work later than usual today after a meeting and because of this there was a shortage of components which resulted in the lay-off in assembly sections of all models. During the day there were discussions between union officials and management representatives, who included Mr Adey. The workers who were laid off were told to report back to work tomorrow morning.

Keith Adams

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