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Friday 14th
posted by Morning Star in Britain


JAGUAR Land Rover (JLR) workers were poised to vote with their feet yesterday after overwhelmingly rejecting a pay deal and pension cuts at the luxury car firm.

Nearly 13,000 Unite union members at JLR’s five plants said No to the proposals, with just 454 voting to accept.

Bosses gloated earlier in the year after the company, owned by Indian conglomerate Tata, reported record-breaking £1 billion profits in the first quarter — £10 million a day.

But they have since unveiled plans to slash pay for new starters, who will have to wait six years before reaching the standard rate.

The latest changes come amid plans to hack back the final-salary pension scheme for workers that Unite says amount to £240m in cuts.

“The workforce made huge sacrifices and endured pay freezes during difficult times to ensure that Jaguar Land Rover is the success it is today,” said Unite national officer Roger Maddison.




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