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Strike hits dollar Jags

8 February 1962

DAILY MIRROR

A lightening strike by 4,800  men stopped the Jaguar car plant at Coventry yesterday — and put a £22,500,000 export order in danger. American dealers who placed the order for 10,000 cars last October insisted that if delivery dates were not met they would cancel it. A company spokesman said yesterday that delivery dates "had reached a critical stage."

The strike began when 4,500 men walked out because two men worked during the one-day national engineering stoppage on Monday. Last night, the 300 nightshift men did not report for work.

After a meeting yesterday , shop stewards and union officials said: “The shop stewards feel these two men should be sacked .”

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