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Austin Strike Ends On Monday
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
BIRMINGHAM, APRIL 6

After meetings between managements and unions of the British Motor Corporation all day today, it was agreed that a full return to work should take place on Monday.

A statement said that talks took place in “an endeavour to find a formula which will give an increase to day workers”. The terms of the settlement were that any increase in day rates would be related “strictly to an increase in production “.

Failing satisfaction in domestic negotiations, a similar meeting could be reconvened by the eight unions concerned, the statement said. About 3,000 day rate workers at the Austin factory at Longbridge, Birmingham, have been out all week demanding 36s. a week more. More than 26,000 Midland car workers were made idle.

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.
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