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2004-12-22 10:49

Earlier, the US vehicle giant said it would stop funding the Jaguar Racing F1 team, and engine supplier Cosworth, ultimately selling (the former) to Red Bull energy drink magnate Dietrich Mateschitz.

Now Jaguar road car workers in England are considering a strike after Ford said it would cull more than 1 000 jobs.

Initially, Jaguar workers resisted the strike push but the T&G union said it would continue to urge Ford to 'reconsider their decision.'

Union Amicus' national officer Tony Murphy also said in a statement that Jag workers were worried that Ford might withdraw an offered redundancy package.

Jaguar said in a statement that it was a 'difficult period' for the luxury marque.

Ford bought Jaguar in 1989. -GMM

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