Archive : Fear Of Effect On B.M.C. Exports

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
BIRMINGHAM, JUNE 20

The British Motor Corporation said here today that 6,000 car workers in Birmingham and Oxford would be idle by tomorrow because of the unofficial strike at Smiths.

“The strike is hitting us at a time when we want peak output to meet strong demand and can only have the effect of disorganizing our exports and putting up our costs when we are facing strong competition from foreign manufacturers,”
the company said.

At the Austin factory, Birmingham. 1,200 workers were idle for the second day. Half of them who reported tonight in the hope that work would be available were sent home again. At Cowley, Morris Minor production will be stopped tomorrow, making about 3,000 workers idle altogether.

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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