Archive : Longbridge workers stay out

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

At British Leyland’s Longbridge car plant the 120 engine assembly workers who have been on strike since October 1st over a piecework pay dispute have voted to stay out. Production of 1800 and MGB cars is at a standstill because no engines for them are being made and 2,600 other BLMC workers are laid off.


All car assembly at the Jaguar plant in Coventry was stopped when 1,500 workers had to be sent home after a piecework dispute involving six men.

Triumph motors laid off 230 men at its gearbox department in Coventry because of a continuing strike by machine tool fitters.

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.
Keith Adams

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