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Rover and unions reach agreement

ROVER management and unions have come to an agreement over plans to shed 1,500 jobs. The deal means there will be no four-day week as had been threatened. It is understood that instead, the company will run assembly lines for four days a week, but keep workers in the plants for the full week and use the extra day for maintenance and training.

The deal came after talks in the Midlands yesterday. The Cowley plant, which produces the Rover 800 and 600 executive cars, is expected to be cushioned from job cuts as it gears up for the introduction of the new R40 model. Further talks over working practices resume next month.

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.
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