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A second strike in a week hit production at the Birmingham car body building factory of Mulliners Ltd, yesterday.  About 300 vehicle builders stopped work after being told the components made by Motor Panels Ltd., of Coventry, had been declared ” black.” Twenty-two members of the National Union of Vehicle Builders at Motor Panels Ltd., are on strike over alleged discrmination against the union.

A sympathy strike of 220 welders and sheet-metal workers at the Rover Motor Company factory at Solihull, Warwickshire, which stopped production of the Land Rover for a week, ended yesterday. The men came out in sympathy with 39 of their colleagues at the company’s works at Clay Lane, Coventry, who had walked out in protest at the replacement of a man who had left their section. These 39 are still on strike.

Keith Adams

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