Auto-manufacturer Ford is to be set a deadline (24/8/00) to come up with plans to combat both racism and promote ethnic diversity within its workforce or face an investigation by the UK`s Commission for Racial Equality, says the UK's 'Times' (24/8/00). This move comes in the wake of unrest at Ford's Dagenham plant last year, which prompted Jac Nasser, head of Ford, to meet Bill Morris, General Secretary of the TGWU.