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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 November 2004
27 November Demonstration
Join the Jaguar demo
Support Jaguar workers and join the March and Rally through Coventry city
centre from 10am on Saturday 27 November 2004
At the end of August 2004 Jaguar announced that it planned to cut vehicle
production at its three UK sites for the rest of the year. At the time, Jaguar
assured all interested parties that there would be no job losses as a result
of these production cuts. However, Ford later announced the end of production
at the Browns Lane plant in Coventry and effectively its intention to sack
Ford has breached agreements committing the company to ongoing investment
and a secure future for the plant. Browns Lane is among the top performing
plants in the Ford Motor Company globally.
The announcement of massive job losses has provoked huge anger among Jaguar
workers and the wider community. The TGWU and Amicus unions who are organising
the demo are asking union branches and supporters to bring banners, whistles
and flags and help the Jaguar workers in fighting for a future.
Saturday 27 November
Assemble: 9.30 Millennium Place (all Jag workers) or 10.30am Speakers Corner, Coventry Council Buildings. (Coventry Mainline Station is a ten minute walk away.)
Speakers will include Tony Woodley, TGWU general secretary, Derek Simpson, general secretary Amicus and Jaguar workers.
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In The Socialist 20 November 2004:
The bloody cost of war
Ireland: Socialist Party MP attacks Irish Government
Colin Powell - a dodgy dove
Socialist Party campaigns
Come to ISR conference
Pensions: "Unity in action" call
Childcare plans ignore real needs
NUS extraordinary conference
International socialist news and analysis
Palestinians mourn Arafat but struggle for liberation will continue
Imperialism in new occupation
Socialist Party workplace news
UNISON elections - nominate Roger Bannister
Protecting jobs in outsourcing deal
Join the Jaguar demo
Agenda for Change ballot masks discontent
The Socialist 20 November 2004 |
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