Archive : Leyland rebels in ‘no cuts’ stand

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

By Declan Cunningham

Leyland shop stewards launched a last ditch campaign yesterday against Sir Michael Edwardes plan for 25,000 redundancies. Although the work force voted by a 7:1 majority in favour of the plant closure economies the stewards are not prepared to accept the decision. Meeting in Birmingham, the joint shop stewards combine launched a booklet which claims to put forward an alternative to the sackings at 13 factories. They hope to sell 25,000 copies to shop floor workers. The booklet accuses Leyland chief Sir Michael of presiding over a “continued decline” at BL and says

“It is time to stand up to the Edwardes’s of this world.”

Shop stewards chairman Mr Derek Robinson hopes the booklet will change the workers’ minds.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created 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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