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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.

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