Archive : 500 Morris Workers Sent Home

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
OXFORD. Oct. 29

Five hundred men on the Morris Minor assembly line at Cowley were sent home at noon today as a result of a restriction of output in the press shop at Nuffield Metal Products caused by a pay disagreement. The men were told to report for work tomorrow, as the restriction had ended and supplies would be coming through .

Production is further threatened by a hold-up in the supply of carburettors, caused by the unofficial strike at the British Motor Corporation carburettor factory at Erdington, Birmingham. The unofficial strike of over 160 hourly paid workers at the B.M.C. branch factory of the S.U. Carburettor Company at Erdington, Birmingham. continued yesterday after the strikers had refused the advice of a union official to return to work. A further 386 workers were laid off as a result and production at the factory was brought virtually to a standstill.

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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