Archive : BMC strike will make another 175 idle

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

The strike of maintenance electricians over the employment of a non-unionist at the Morris Commercial factory at Adderley Park, which has made 1,700 workers idle, here entered its sixth week today.

A management official said that about 175 employees will be laid off tomorrow at the British Motor Corporation’s tractor and transmissions branch, Washwood Heath, where tractor production has been halted by lack of diesel engines. A protest march by the strikers through the centre of the city was called off by shop stewards today when only about 50 men turned up.

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.
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