Archive : New car production stopped by strike

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

NEW CAR PRODUCTION STOPPED BY STRIKE
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
OXFORD. AUG. 24

The main assembly line of the new Morris 1100 at the British Motor Corporation works at Cowley, Oxford, was stopped today by an unofficial strike of 145 men.

Fifty other men had to be sent home. The dispute was over rates paid for waiting time when a shortage of components prevents the men earning their full rate. A B.M.C. official said later that there had been a shortage of body supplies but these were now flowing normally.

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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