By GEOFFREY WHITELEY
Strikes by fewer than two hundred workers at two component factories were pushing the car industry last night towards dislocation and widespread lay-offs. More than eight thousand workers were out of work because of disputes at the Girling Brake factories in Cheshire and Monmouthshire. In Coventry, 2,000 assembly workers at the Jaguar works were idle for a second day.
The industry was able to solve one of its smaller disputes. At Solihull 200 production workers at the Rover plant , who had been on strike over a material handling dispute , accepted a compromise and will return today.
GOOD NEWS yesterday ,a row which halted production of Rover 3.5 Litre cars at Solihull was settled and 200 strikers agreed to resume work today.
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