Archive : BLMC strikers support TUC

It was estimated that 1,600,000 workers yesterday rallied to the TUC call for a one-day strike in protest at -the Government’s counter-inflation pay and prices measure…

British Leyland, already affected by the strike at the Rubery Owen components plant said that about 80 per cent of its 135,000-strong labour’ force throughout the country had not reported for work, and its normal output of 4,000 vehicles a day was halted. The company has already been losing up to 2,000 vehicles, a day because of component shortages…

Jaguar at Coventry was one of the. few British Leyland plants where most workers turned up, although there was no car production.

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