The second strike in two days yesterday again halted car production at the Morris Motors assembly factory at Cowley, Oxford. About 2,500 workers were sent home when 150 men at the axle hub-assembly section, stopped work over a proposed cutback in production of the Maxi.
Work had only just returned to normal after Monday’s one day strike-also over the cutback proposals. A further 350 Rover workers were laid off in Solihull and Birmingham yesterday because of the continuing strike by 600 men at the company’s axle and gearbox factory in Cardiff.
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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