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#198955 - 23rd Jan 2008 5:51pm Ford 'sells off' Jaguar
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Ford looks set to sell Jaguar and Land Rover to India's Tata Motors.

A memo to workers at UK plants said discussions were at a "detailed level".

The two brands employ about 16,000 workers in the Midlands and Merseyside.

Tata is said to want to keep all three factories.

But unions want pledges on job security and wages.

Unite's Tony Woodley said: "It must be discussed before any final decision."
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#198966 - 23rd Jan 2008 6:14pm Re: Ford 'sells off' Jaguar [Re: krisGTi]
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Hehe the deal also includes the Rover brand... so by 2009 people believe we will see a return of Rover in the EU as it's still a well respected brand, especially on the continent.

This deal has been going on for ages, its about time it went through.

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#200356 - 24th Jan 2008 6:47pm Re: Ford 'sells off' Jaguar [Re: MattLFC]
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british cars being made in india, its so wrong. Their will be less and less skilled jobs in this country the way it going. Soon we will all be pen pushers
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#200681 - 25th Jan 2008 9:18am Re: Ford 'sells off' Jaguar [Re: Johnny Alan]
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I dont think they will be made in India Rhys, just owned by an Indian Company...

I just hope they dont follow the "British Leyland" way about things and start building them right.

.....I bet their customer service centers wont be UK based though raftl
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#200766 - 25th Jan 2008 3:53pm Re: Ford 'sells off' Jaguar [Re: StuyMac]
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.....I bet their customer service centers wont be UK based though raftl

Nah the Indians will probably be the first people to realise that Indian call centre's are crap and move them back to the UK grin

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