UK:JAGUAR: 'Jobs being touted around Europe' - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 11-03-04, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Stacy94PGT's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Hills of North Georgia,USA
Posts: 7,859
UK:JAGUAR: 'Jobs being touted around Europe'

JAGUAR: 'Jobs being touted around Europe'


UNIONS giving evidence to the Trade & Industry Select Committee, yesterday, said the closure of car production at the Jaguar plant in Coventry was the 'tip of the iceberg'.

Officials from both the Transport and General Workers Union and Amicus said more job-cuts were coming to light.

Whilst Ford has announced that 1,150 jobs will be lost when car production is transferred to the Castle Bromwich plant, the unions said more cuts were threatened at the Browns Lane site - where a few hundred jobs are being retained in the leather and wood trim department - as well as at Jaguar's factory in Castle Bromwich.


They also gave a warning that other sites at the Ford-owned firm, including the R&D department at Whitley in the West Midlands, could close within the next 18 months.

Tony Woodley, general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, told the Select Committee that Jaguar had received £80m of public money since 1995, while the ending of car production in Coventry would cost £78 million.

"Cynics might say that taxpayers are footing the bill for the closure of a highly successful, highly productive and efficient plant and throwing thousands of highly skilled UK workers on to the scrapheap."

Tony Murphy, national officer of Amicus, said he knew that that the 400 wood trimming jobs which Ford say will remain at Browns Lane are being 'touted around Europe' and more job cuts than were initially announced will go from Castle Bromwich.

"Unless Jaguar moves to expand its product range and address capacity issues, the research and development centre at Whitley and at least one other UK production site are in jeopardy. Then what is to stop Ford moving whole scale Jaguar production out of the UK?"

The union bosses said there had been no con*****tion by Ford before the announcement was made and no meetings had been held since.

Ford executives are scheduled to give evidence before the MPs on the Committee later this month.


Last night, Jaguar said: "There are no other incremental redundancies as part of this programme," adding that it could "no longer afford to run three separate factories able to produce 200,000 cars a year when we are selling 125,000". The company also ruled-out the closure of either the Whitley R&D centre or the veneer facility.

My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.

My next Ford.....
Stacy94PGT is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Worldwide News
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UK:Jaguar cuts 1,100 jobs at U.K. plant Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 09-17-04 07:41 AM
E.U.:Ford Europe to chop $700 million Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 03-03-04 09:44 AM
U.S.A.:7,000 jobs cut during Ford '03 downsizing Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 01-10-04 01:09 AM
E.U.:Ford of Europe Announce Launch of Global Beach Automotive Dealer Web Services Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 07-28-03 11:37 AM
Ford unit in Europe dampens rebound Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 07-23-03 06:53 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome