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JAGUAR MEN BACK

The Coventry factory of Jaguar Cars resumed normal production today with the return of 150 strikers from the trim shop who had walked out yesterday, causing 500 other workers to be laid off. They went back after talks with their union officials.

They had said that their piecework earnings had gone down through excessive waiting for work after a production change-over concerning two models.

2,500 SENT HOME AT COWLEY
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
OXFORD, Nov. 3

About 2,500 workers at Morris Motors, Cowley, were sent home today because of a shortage of some components from outside suppliers for certain models. They have been asked to report back for work on Wednesday. All assembly apart from the Mini-Minor has stopped on both day and night shifts. A British Motor Corporation spokesman said that this was purely a temporary hold- up due to the changeover to new models. Most major suppliers were swamped with work from motor manufacturers who had changed models.

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