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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 November 2004

27 November Demonstration

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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 1,150 workers.

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.

Demo details:

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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