Jaguar was facing trouble last night after workers rejected a two- year pay deal. By 5,604 to 2,373 votes, the Coventry based car menâ€”many of whom have been shareholders since privatisationâ€”said the timespan was too long and the offer too little.
It would have given 4.5 per cent rise this year with a similar increase in 1990, boosting earnings by Â£15 a week, with a further Â£15 from bonus schemes consolidated into basic wages. The company is furious that the vote was influenced by Nissan’s decision to give its workers in the North-East rises worth 15 per cent this year with a further 7.5 per cent or enough to match thc level of inflation next year.
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