Archive : Jaguar lays off 800 workers


Jaguars tonight laid off 800 of the 4,500 returning strikers because of “considerable dislocation caused by the stoppage, particularly in the supply departments”.

The 800 were stood off until next Monday. Another 300 might have to be laid off during Friday, the firm said. The Jaguar strike, which lasted a week, was over the firm’s refusal to dismiss two men who worked during the national one- day engineering stoppage on February 5.


Henry SpurrierSir Henry Spurrier (left), chairman and managing director of Leyland Motors, said at the annual meeting yesterday, that he was optimistic about the future.

“I do want to assure you”, he told shareholders, “that as soon as we can get this Standard organization on a paying basis it will in the end make a great contribution to the Leyland Group.”

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