Archive : Triumph strike settled but 2700 workers laid off

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

THE GUARDIAN
By GEOFFREY WHITELEY,
Northern Labour Correspondent

Labour troubles at the Triumph car plant at Coventry have led to production at the company’s two plants on Merseyside being brought to a standstill. Although the Midlands dispute involving 37 toolroom workers is settled, disruption resulting from their strike, over an internal pay grievance, has caused progressive lay-offs this week.

By the end of night shifts early yesterday, production stopped at the two factories at Speke, and a total of 2,700 workers were idle. They will not report back for work until Tuesday when the effects of the Midlands dispute should have eased.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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