About 6,000 employees began a strike today at Land-Rover. It was the first walkout against the state-owned auto maker in six years and the second strike in the British auto-making industry this month. Production resumed at the Ford Motor Company today after a two-week stoppage.
About 1,000 workers set up picket lines at the gates of the Land-Rover plant at Solihull, just outside Birmingham. A spokeswoman said that the strike, over a wage dispute, would halt production of 200 Land-Rover and Range Rover vehicles a day, with a retail value of £3 million, or $5.25 million.
Land-Rover is a division of the Rover Group, which the Government plans to sell to the private sector.
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