Archive : Car Body Firm Gives Workers A Pledge

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
OXFORD, FEB. 4

Joe EdwardsMr J. R. Edwards, managing director of the Pressed Steel Company. which makes car bodies for vehicle manufacturers, gave an assurance today that the Cowley works will remain the headquarters of the company’s group of factories.

A week ago a meeting of members of the Transport and General Workers’ Union employed by the company discussed workers’ concern about the future. In a statement posted throughout the works Mr Edwards said: “My attention has been drawn to the public expression of fears of some of our employees that the present movement of short service workers from ourselves to our customers and neighbours represents the start of a permanent reduction in the level of manufacturing activity at our Cowley plant. I can say categorically that the company has no such thought or plan. Cowley is and will remain the headquarters of our group.”

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Keith Adams

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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...

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