Archive : BLMC recall as strike at Longbridge is called off

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

By Clifford Webb
Midland Industrial Correspondent

British Leyland last night began recalling 2.800 men laid off at its Austin-Morris plant at Longbridge, Birmingham. The move followed yesterday’s decision by 300 tool-room workers to end a pay strike. The sudden end to the strike averted a shutdown of final assembly lines which have already been seriously interrupted by strikes during the past fortnight.

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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