British-Leyland’s troubles at the main Longbridge assembly plant Intensified because of a shortage of car heaters, normally supplied by a component plant at Witney, Oxfordshire, where there is a strike. […]
THE TIMES BUSINESS NEWS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26 1970 By GILLIAN O’CONNOR Lord Stokes, chairman of British Leyland, Britain’s biggest motor group, yesterday launched a swingeing attack on the industrial “anarchy” […]
AUSTIN MORRIS NEWS At Oxford and Swindon, 4000 car workers have been made idle by a walk-out of 126 electricians from the Austin Morris assembly plant at Cowley. All production […]
Leyland was further hit when an unofficial strike by 560 workers stopped all engine assembly for Mini, 1100 and 1300 cars, at the Longbridge East Works.
DAILY EXPRESS Jaguar Cars production at Coventry was halted and 1,500 assembly men sent home resulting from trouble at a supplier’s factory. Standard-Triumph at Coventry had production of the 1300 […]
LORD STOKES British Leyland boss By Geoffrey Goodman Everybody talks about it. Management fear it. Shop stewards tend to flaunt it. Trade union leaders respect, and also fear it. Governments […]
The week old strike by 650 men at Pressed Steel Fisher, Common Lane, Birmingham, ended suddenly after a lunchtime meeting between shop stewards and officials of the Transport and General […]