Archive : 2500 BMC Strikers Return To Work

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
BIRMINGHAM, JULY 26

The 2,500 workers at the British Motor Corporation factory of Tractor and Transmissions, who staged a 36-hour strike over the dismissal of a shop steward who clocked in another worker, returned to work here today.

At an early morning meeting, the men were told by their shop stewards’ convener. Mr L. Kingscott, that the management had agreed to discuss the matter with the shop stewards and the two men concerned provided there was a return to work. The men voted by an overwhelming majority to return to work immediately. and negotiations will now take place.

The strikers claim that the shop steward, Mr F. Guest, was dismissed on the spot after he had clocked in an elderly worker to save him walking 25 yards to the clock.

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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