A senior union leader has called for an urgent meeting with Ford's main board of directors to discuss possible alternatives to the closure of the company's car assembly plant at Dagenham, UK. Ford are shutting the plant later this month. Sir Ken Jackson, general secretary of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union, said the company could transfer production of a new Volvo model to Dagenham instead of building the car at Ghent in Belgium, which was unsuitable.