Archive : Metro work resumed after two-day strike

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

From Clifford Webb Birmingham

Production of BL’s new Mini Metro restarted last night after a two-day shutdown caused by a strike of 130 seat-assemblers at Longbridge. A peace formula reached late on Monday night was accepted by the strikers yesterday.

Work began immediately to clear the backlog of 6,000. Metros awaiting front seats. Their despatch to dealers will be speeded by the workers’ agreement to accept 12,000 seats from an outside contractor. The company has guaranteed that use of an outside contractor will not be repeated.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

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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...

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