Archive : Ex-convener in Triumph industrial peace team

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

By Our Labour Staff

Mr Cyril Morris, former, convener of shop stewards. of the National Union of Vehicle Builders at British Leyland’s Triumph car plant at Coventry and former secretary of the British Leyland combined shop stewards’ committee, has been taken on by the management as an industrial relations officer at Triumph. Mr Morris, who used to be a production worker at the Triumph plant, gave up his convenership some time before he was appointed to the company.

When he was a member of the shop stewards’ committee he was generally regarded as a moderate. British Leyland said yesterday that with his background Mr Morris would be a useful addition to Triumph’s industrial relations team. He had already taken up his post but was not yet actively engaged in negotiations, with his former union colleagues. Mr Morris’s appointment has come as a surprise and an embarrassment to other members of the joint shop stewards’ committee, which is headed by left-wingers and is noted for its generally militant outlook.

Keith Adams

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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...

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