Archive : Leyland’s ‘sham’ attacked


Senior Leyland shop stewards yesterday described the car firm’s joint decision-making group as a “sham” and announced that they wanted to withdraw support from it. Four hundred stewards, meeting in Birmingham, voted overwhelmingly to give the company six months notice of their intention to pull out of the participation machinery introduced four years ago. The decision, which will now be reported to the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions, could mean the end of worker-participation, but the stewards hope that instead the company will review the way it has been operating and agree to improvements.

The stewards claim that Leyland management has been making important decisions without consulting the unions and then presenting them to the cars council, the highest level of the process, for ” rubber-stamping.” Mr Eddie McGarry, chairman of the unions ad hoc committee, said: “We had no alternative but to recommend that no useful purpose was being served.”

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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