Archive : Electricians Strike At B.M.C. Factory

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

An unofficial strike of 32 electricians at the British Motor Corporation factory of Morris Commercial Cars, Adderley Park, Birmingham, yesterday, resulted in about 120 men on the night shift being told not to report last night.

Neither company nor union officials would disclose what had caused the dispute. A Morris Motors official said at Oxford that the 32 men did not report for work yesterday, and although most of the other employees had been kept at work during the day maintenance work was gradually stopping. The official added that if the strikers were still out today about 400 other workers at the factory would have to be laid off, and the effects could spread to one or two other B.M.C. plants.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created 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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