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Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

More BL men found asleep on night shift
From Our Correspondent Oxford

Three days after 13 workers were dismissed after being found asleep during the night shift at the Land Rover plant at Solihull, a dozen men have been found` sleeping at another BL car plant. A survey by a superintendent at Oxford Exhausts, a factory making most of BL’s exhaust systems and petrol tanks, found the men “dozing in various parts of the factory”.

The check, which was made during Thursday night, had been ordered by the genera! manager, Mr Robert Watson. A company statement on the superintendent’s discovery, said they had all completed their work quota. The incident would be reported to the management and judged on the individual circumstances.

The statement added that the company regarded the investigation as private. Similar incidents-had occurred before and appropriate action had been taken. No mention was made of any disciplinary action against the workers.

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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