Jaguar workers set to strike over factory closure

Workers
at the Jaguar factory where manufacturing is to end are to be urged to fight
the decision with a campaign that includes the threat of strike action.

Union
officials are to draw up a response to the loss of production at the Brown’s
Lane plant in Coventry.

They
warned that workers felt angry and betrayed at the switch of production to the
nearby Castle Bromwich factory, with the loss of more than 1,100 jobs.

An
official from the Transport and General Workers union said it was expecting
strong support for a campaign to oppose the decision.

The
union’s general secretary, Tony Woodley, has warned that industrial action
could be held across all plants run by Ford, which owns Jaguar.

A
series of mass meetings will be held this week to decide on a response.

By Mike Berry 

 

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