British-Leyland’s troubles at the main Longbridge assembly plant Intensified because of a shortage of car heaters, normally supplied by a component plant at Witney, Oxfordshire, where there is a strike.
Production of 1800 cars stopped and 300 workers joined another 800 laid off from the 1100 and 1300 assembly lines, where production has stopped because of a strike by 200 workers.
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