A wildcat strike stopped work yesterday on the new XJ6 ” super ” Jaguar car.
Workers assembling the XJ6 at Coventry walked out—defying advice from shop stewards and union officials.
They were protesting about piecework rates agreed by management and unions.
The 110 men were later joined by 600 workmates who walked out in sympathy, bringing the entire factory to a standstill.
This latest stoppage is a severe blow to Jaguars who have been trying to step up production to meet large export orders.
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...
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