Archive : Dispute Slows Car Bodies Flow

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
OXFORD, MAY 26

An unofficial strike by 206 skilled men at the Pressed Steel Company, Oxford, which has caused 4,500 of their fellow workers to be laid off, is slowing the flow of car bodies to much of the motor industry.

Shop stewards of the Amalgamated Engineering Union there are not to hold a meeting of strikers until after a meeting of the national executive early this week. The strike began last Thursday after the company’s rejection of a claim by several hundred skilled workers for a “substantial” increase in pay. Pressed Steel make car bodies for Rootes, B.M.C., and Jaguar.

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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