FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
COVENTRY, APRIL 19
The Jaguar car works at Coventry were at a standstill all day today because of a strike of 120 press shop men over new methods of payment for jobs. During the day the firm announced that they were prepared to pay the same money that the men had received previously and the men voted for an immediate return.
The strike led to 4,500 day shift workers being sent home. Tonight production was getting back to normal. When the strike began a union spokesman said that rate fixers had refused to authorize payment on previous terms.
“The firm want to alter the method of payment in the press shop. Discussions on this between stewards and the works manager took place last week and a promise was made.”
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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