Archive : 2000 Car Men Laid Off Indefinitely

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
COVENTRY, JAN. 31

Two thousand car production workers have been laid off indefinitely by Standard-Triumph at Coventry because of a strike by 600 National Union of Vehicle Builders members employed at the Birmingham subsidiary firm of Mulliners Ltd. Union officials will try tomorrow to get the vehicle builders to return to work on Tuesday, but production of Triumph Herald cars cannot be resumed until after the strike ends.

If the dispute does not end quickly Standard’s entire labour force of 11,000 will have to be laid off. A Standard spokesman said today that the strikers have not yet said why they have downed tools.

Thirty-nine sheet metal workers who are on strike at a Rover branch factory at Coventry are also threatening the jobs of 2,000 production men at Rover’s main works at Solihull.

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.
Keith Adams

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