By R. W. Shakespeare
Northern Industrial Correspondent
The 120 engine assemblers who have been on strike at the British Leyland car plant at Longbridge, Birmingham since October 1st, decided at a mass meeting yesterday to continue their stoppage for another week. The strike, over a claim for higher piecework rates, which has been rejected by the management has stopped production of the 1800 and MGB cars and caused 2600 assembly workers at five separate centres to be laid off.
Production worth more than £10m has been lost.
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...
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