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Union to advise members to settle with Jaguar

Britain’s largest union, Unite, will recommend a settlement to its members to end the dispute with DHL and other agencies providing services to Jaguar Land Rover in Coventry.

DHL workers picketed outside JLR plants on Wednesday Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

There was a short strike on Wednesday when workers from DHL picketed outside the plants at Castle Bromwich and Solihull for half an hour.

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Unite say "good result for JLR and car industry"

Unite's national officer Roger Maddison said the JLR pay deal is a good result for the workers.

"This is a very good result for JLR in particular and the car industry in general. We can now move forward to reinforce the renaissance in British car production.

"The deal is nothing less than the workforce deserve as they have contributed greatly to the nearly £3 billion profit made by JLR over the last three years."

– Unite National Officer Roger Maddison

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Unite calls for people in Birmingham to protest against privatisation of West Midlands Police Force

The union Unite has called for people in Birmingham to sign a petition to protest against the privatisation of West Midlands Police Force.

Unite fears that contracting police work out to the private sector will compromise response times.

The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police says if the move does go ahead it could be cost-effective and free up more officers for front-line duties.

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