Archive : Rover at a standstill


At Solihull production at Rover car factory was at a standstill again yesterday because of a walk-out last Tuesday by 150 inspectors over a pay claim. And 3,000 men were laid off at the Triumph plant at Coventry where vehicles have been stockpiled as they come off the production line because of’ a stoppage by delivery men.

Union leaders yesterday urged them to end their action pending talks about their grievance over the allocation of work. In Oxfordshire, more than 800 men walked out of British Leyland’s main spares depot yesterday because of what they claimed were “unsafe” working conditions.

The dispute brought the depot, which serves British Leyland distributors and dealers throughout the world to a standstill.

Keith Adams

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