Archive : BLMC seek over 1000 at Cowley and Longbridge

By Malcolm Brown

British Leyland is to take on more than 1000 new workers at the Austin-Morris plant at Cowley and hundreds more at Longbridge, Birmingham. Mr George Turnbull, managing director of the group’s Austin-Morris division announced yesterday.Union representatives at the two plants were apparently told about the plans some time ago.

Mr Moss Evans, national engineering officer of the Transport and General Workers’ Union. said last night that any move towards getting more jobs in the Birmingham area has to be welcomed. Under the group’s recruitment plans, men made redundant when the division closed two plants in Coventry and Birmingham earlier this year will have first option for the new Longbridge jobs.

Longbridge deadlock:
A three week-old strike by 120 engine assemblers at British Leyland’s Austin Morris plant at Longbridge, Birmingham, is to go on. The men are striking in support of a claim for higher piecework rates which, they say, would give them parity with other workers.

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