A lightening strike by 4,800 men stopped the Jaguar car plant at Coventry yesterday — and put a £22,500,000 export order in danger. American dealers who placed the order for 10,000 cars last October insisted that if delivery dates were not met they would cancel it. A company spokesman said yesterday that delivery dates “had reached a critical stage.”
The strike began when 4,500 men walked out because two men worked during the one-day national engineering stoppage on Monday. Last night, the 300 nightshift men did not report for work.
After a meeting yesterday , shop stewards and union officials said: “The shop stewards feel these two men should be sacked .”
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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