Archive : Morris strike now official

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

By our own Correspondents

The Electrical Trades Union on Saturday made the strike of its members at the Morris Commercial Cars factory at Adderley Park, Birmingham, official. Now 160 men are on strike and 1,200 are out of work at the factory, out of a total labour force of 3,000.

The strike, which started three weeks ago when 32 maintenance electricians refused to work with a non-union man, has affected two other British Motor Corporation factories during the week, and if the dispute continues it is expected that about four hundred men at the Austin factory at Longbridge will be laid off. The executives of seven other unions concerned in the dispute are meeting early this week to decide whether to follow the E.T.U.’s lead.

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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