Archive : Car strikes settled


British Leyland’s labour troubles began to ease yesterday and production generally is expected to be back to normal on Monday. Workers involved in several disputes returned and the corporation also agreed a £1m. pay deal with clerical workers. Settlement was reached in the three day old unofficial strike by 270 men in the paint shop associated with the 1800 model production at the giant Austin-Morris Longbridge plant.

Production of Mini and 1300 model engines will also, begin following the return of 120 tool setters. The 290 clerical workers who walked out on Thursday over implementation of a pay award at the light commercial vehicle works at Adderley Park, Birmiingham, also returned yesterday. Van production was resumed after the recall of 600 production men who had been laid off.

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