By R. W. Shakespeare
Production of Jaguar cars at British Leyland’s Coventry plant halted again last night and the 6,000 workers were laid off. The plant has worked only four days this week after being at a standstill for more than two weeks, because of the unofficial strike by 600 toolroom workers at Castle Bromwich. Because of the continuing dispute at the body plant, where 4,200 workers are laid off and all production is stopped, all output of Mini cars is halted at British Leyland’s Austin/ Morris plant at Longbridge, Birmingham. Another 4,200 workers have been made idle there.
The Ryder report team have a 90 minute meeting with the BLMC board today.
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