Archive : Rover strike ended

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT
BIRMINGHAM, Nov. 6

Normal working was resumed today at the Edgbaston branch factory of the Rover Company Ltd., where 25 sheet metal workers held an unofficial sit-down strike lasting two days because their shop steward was refused time off to take his car to be serviced. The strike was called off to allow talks to be held between the management and officials of the Birmingham and Midland Sheet Metal Workers Society.

A joint statement after this meeting said: “The views of both sides were freely ventilated and a full understanding has now been reached.

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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