Archive : Exchange Of Blame In Car Dispute

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
BIRMINGHAM, FEB. 25

The management at the Birmingham car accessory firm of Hardy Spicer Ltd., where the strike of 2,000 employees is threatening the jobs of many car workers, said here to-day that responsibility for the continuance of the dispute now rested with Mr F. Briggs, the general secretary of the National Society of Metal Mechanics, one of the unions involved in the stoppage. The strike, which is over the dismissal of a shop steward, has caused the temporary redundancy of 3,500 car employees at Birmingham and Oxford.

A British Motor Corporation official said the effects of the dispute had already reduced production at the Austin Motor Company’s works by 500 cars a day. and added that unless the strike was soon resolved the jobs of many of the 60,000 workers in the B.M.C. group would be in jeopardy.

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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