Archive for July, 1969
William Heynes, Jaguar technical guru retires today. Walter Hassan and Bob Knight are appointed to the company’s board.
DAILY MIRROR A five-man strike which made 2,250 workers idle for a day at Morris Motors. Cowley, Oxford, was over yesterday. Production was back to normal. About 120 works policemen were still out on a separate pay strike.
DAILY MIRROR By Richard Sear No man looks less designed to start off the cult of the miniature. Stooping just under six feet in height, he looms large at any traffic light. The hands are so massive they are freaks .The feet, nose and ears all appear to have been issued by a component factory [...]
The DAILY EXPRESS reports on the demise of Riley. Mr George Turnbull managing director of the Austin -Morris division, said: “We are not contemplating taking action with any other marques in the foreseeable future… The decision to drop the Riley marque has not been taken lightly and is based on sound economic and business considerations. [...]
British Leyland will stop making Riley cars from today. “With less than 1 per cent of the home market, they are not viable”, the company said last night. The decision will end 60 years of motoring history. No other marques in the British Leyland stable are likely to suffer the same fate ” in the [...]
THE GUARDIAN British Leyland Motor Corporation has acquired a 50 per cent holding in Nueva Montana Quijano (NMQ), a heavy industrial group in the north of Spain , and will assume responsibility for the management of Authi of Pamplona and the other NMQ automotive operations. This was announced yesterday by British Leyland and the Bank [...]
The dispute over piecework rates at the five British Leyland vehicle factories in Lancashire which led to a five week strike by 8,500 workers has been settled. After a fortnight of negotiations between shop stewards and the management two mass meetings in Leyland and Chorley last night accepted the new management pay proposals which means [...]