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Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

Land Rover output at standstill
By Clifford Webb Motoring Correspondent

Land Rover production was at a standstill last night and 5.000 workers laid off because of a strike.

All 500 hourly paid workers at the Bordcsley Green body pressing plant in Birmingham walked out two days ago after a pressing tool was moved to Freight Rover, the group’s van making subsidiary a few miles away. Workers are concerned about plans to close nine satellite Factories including Bordesley Green over the next two years and concentrate production at the Solihull headquarters.

Capacity will be almost doubled by the reopening of the adjoining Rover car factory, “mothballed”‘ three years ago after Rover car production moved to Cowley. near Oxford. The strike is seen by management as an attempt to force it to reveal more details of the rationalization and in particular. to name the 1.500 employees to lose their jobs.

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.
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