Archive : Pilkington Glass strike

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

The shortage of windscreen glass has already brought the Jaguar plant in Coventry the standstill. making 1,700 workers idle, and Rover has laid off 1,700 workers at its Solihull assembly plant.

The company was also compelled yesterday to stop production of Land Rover’s because of a shortage of engine oil seals. A total of 1,000 workers were laid off. 400 Of them at the main assembly plant in Solihull and the rest at factories in the Birmingham area which makes engines, gearboxes and other components.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

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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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