Archive : Leyland bus and truck plants hit by walk out

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

By R. W. Shakespeare

British Leyland has run into labour problems at its five bus and truck plants in Lancashire, where 300 foremen have walked out over what they claim is a wrong interpretation of the Government’s £6 a week pay rise policy. The foremen, who belong to the Association of Scientific and Managerial Staffs, claim that the company’s decision that a new pay deal, which came into effect on November 1, cannot be back dated to mid-September means that they are each losing £36, the maximum £6 a week increase for six weeks. Last night a spokesman for the bus and truck plants said that production was being maintained ” as efficiently as possible “.

At Cowley, after the week-end’s warnings of a possible shutdown of car assembly lines unless output levels were improved, an uneasy peace was being preserved yesterday.

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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