Archive : Car Body Strike Ends

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

The strike of 800 men at Fisher and Ludlow Ltd., Birmingham, which laid off 8,000 workers in Birmingham and Cowley, ended last night. The strikers returned to work on the night shift so that discussions could be held with the management.

The dispute, which started on Thursday, was between four unions about who should be employed in an experimental metal- dipping plant at Fisher and Ludlows, which makes car-bodies for British Motor Corporation assembly plants.

At Oxford, however, the 1,250 workers on strike at the Morris radiators branch voted yesterday to stay out. The stoppage started about a week ago because a man was transferred between departments in the factory.

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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