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Pipefitters at Pressed Steel Fisher’s Oxford factory-their who-does-what dispute has led to nearly 10,000 men being idle —agreed last night to resume work today. Anticipating this decision their firm had recalled 2,500 workers to the factory. And the 250 men made idle at Morris Motors in neighbouring Cowley had also been recalled.

At two Rootes plants in Coventry 5300 men had been laid off because of the dispute, plus 1,000 at Rover’s in Solihull, and 650 at M.G.’s Abingdon factory. Talks in London yesterday failed to break the deadlock over the British Leyland stoppage which has made 8,500 Lancashire car workers idle.

Keith Adams

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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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