Archive : Car Factory Notices “Resented”

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

The management of Morris Motors Ltd., Oxford, have been asked by shop stewards to withdraw notices warning the workers that continued restrictions on output will cause the closure of the departments concerned.

The notices, signed by Mr R. E. T. Couch, director and general manager, told the employees: “Those of our employees who take part in such restrictions are in breach of their conditions of employment – . . and their contracts will be terminated forthwith.”

The notices were posted after two unofficial strikes in the paint shop which lasted only a day each but seriously hindered production of new models. Mr L. Davies, chairman of the Amalgamated Engineering shop stewards in the factory, said this weekend that the notices bad caused strong resentment.

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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