There are reports that Unions will be calling for a ballot asking Dagenham employees whether they support industrial action. The Company has not yet received official confirmation of this ballot. Ford can confirm that the plan to cease vehicle production at Dagenham Body and Assembly Operations by the first-quarter of 2002 was made on sound business criteria and will be implemented. The plan for Dagenham forms part of a major restructuring of Ford's European operations announced on 12 May in a key move to drive the Company back to profitability and strong, sustainable growth.