Archive : BLMC strike ends

The end of the month long pay strike by British Road Services transport drivers in the Midlands yesterday meant that British Leyland was able to recall almost all of its 15,000 car workers laid off as a result of the drivers’ stoppage.

The Austin-Morris group of factories alone has lost output of some 44,000 cars and the Triumph and Jaguar plants have lost another 9,000. In all BLMC has suffered production losses of vehicles worth, at showroom prices, about £54m during a dispute over which it had no control.

Keith Adams

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Created 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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