There was still deadlock yesterday in the two week old strike of 39 sheet metal workers in the Coventry branch works of the Rover Motor Company , Solihull , near Birmingham . The strikers produce sub-assemblies for the Land Rover .
The dispute threatens to bring work to a standstill at the main factory at Solihull by next weekend , with possibly 4000 workers becoming idle . About 1800 are already laid off at Solihull .
The strike began on January 29 over the engagement of a replacement worker in place of a man who left the strikers section . A company official said that until the men returned to work there could be no negotiations .