Archive : Oxford Car Delivery Men Strike

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
OXFORD, SEPT. 16

Car delivery drivers in Oxford went on strike today in support of a claim for a 42-hour five-day week with overtime pay.  They are members of the Transport and General Workers’ Union, to which about 450 drivers in Oxford belong, and they deliver new cars from Morris Motors at Cowley and from the M.G. Car Company at Abingdon to dlstributors and to the docks.

The drivers earn 5s. 3d. an hour and claim to work an average of more than 60 hours a week. They have rejected an offer of a basic rate of 4s. 9d.. a 42-hour week spread over six days with overtime pay, and a guaranteed minimum wage of 10 guineas.

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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