Archive : Pilkington Glass strike

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

THE GUARDIAN

Repercussions of the strike continue to be felt in the car industry. As 500 men returned to work at the Land-Rover plant in Solihull after being laid off because of another dispute, 300 others were laid off because of shortage of glass from Pilkington’s These workers were from the Rover production lines.

Work on the BMC Maxi has stopped at Cowley, and another dispute at a haulage company in Swindon is affecting production of BMC’s 1100 and 1300 cars. Altogether, 2,000 workers are hit by the disputes.

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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