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Austin Rover Pay Strike begins
Austin shop stewards to defy strike ballot call

By Clifford Webb A delegate meeting of 120 Austin Rover shop stewards’ voted yesterday to defy the company’s intention to use new legislation to force secret balloting, and gave their backing to a strike which halted all the company’s car production. They had been encouraged by the news that 25,000 of the 28,000 manual workers had obeyed the strike call issued by their leaders when pay talks broke down on Friday night.

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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