Archive : 8000 Idle in Midlands. Disputes at car factories.

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

By our own reporter

..Several other factories in the Midlands were affected by the stoppage at the BMC subsidiary of SU Carburettors at Erdington, Birmingham , where 21 tool setters returned to work yesterday after a strike lasting five weeks. At the Coventry factory of Jaguars 950 men were out yesterday, though they will be returning for work today ; in Birmingham 1,000 were idle at Nuffield Metal Products, and 250 were idle at the BMC Longbridge factory. In addition 2,000 men at the Pressed Steel Company at Cowley, Oxford, were idle as an indirect result of the non-arrival of carburettors for the car assembly factories.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created 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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