Archive : Cowley output halted again

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

Car production at the British Leyland Austin-Morris plant at Cowley, Oxford, was halted again yesterday because of the continuing dispute over work-study operations being carried out by the management. However, there are now increasing, signs that the shop stewards’ campaign to impose a complete ban on the use of industrial engineers to carry out work measurement and other studies is losing support on the shop floor.

For a three hour period yesterday morning Production was resumed on the Maxi assembly lines but this was brought to a halt when a small group of men refused to continue working while the industrial engineers were present.

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.
Keith Adams

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