British Leyland has concluded a second flat rate pay settlement with workers in its Midland plants within 24 hours. It marks another significant step in the corporation’s programme of phasing out piece-work following its acceptance by 3,800 workers at the Coventry engines plant.
The new deal is at the Common Lane, Birmingham, plant which makes bodies for the Austin-Morris light van range. About 350 workers in the assembly and paint shops, all members of the TGWU’s automotive section, have accepted a management offer giving a new fixed rate of £44.50 for a 40-hour week, rising to £45.50 in November, and to £48 in November of next year.
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