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27 November demo, Coventry
Support Jaguar Workers
THE CAMPAIGN to keep the production of Jaguar cars in Coventry steps up a gear next month. Jaguar workers plan to hold the biggest march and rally ever seen in Coventry on Saturday 27 November.
Dave Griffiths, Coventry Socialist Party
It is being organised by the TGWU, Amicus and GMB trade unions as part of a national campaign to save manufacturing jobs and keep car production at the Browns Lane factory.
Organisers are hoping for the support of tens of thousands of people. They hope it will be "a fantastic show of strength and solidarity against Ford's decision."
The march is long overdue. In Coventry anger at Ford's proposed closure and redundancies has been running high for weeks as we witness the deindustrialisation of our city. Given it is nearly two months since Ford's announcement it is vital that this mood is tapped to provide huge support for Jaguar workers in their fight.
Jaguar workers have petitioned in the city centre and received great backing, while Coventry Socialist Party continue to get a strong response from Coventry workers while campaigning for action to "Save the Cat from the Fat Cats".
In The Socialist 30 October 2004:
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