Archive : Sit-Down Strike Makes 500 Idle

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


Five hundred Morris Minor assembly workers at Morris Motors, Oxford, were sent home at midday today because of a sit-down strike at one of the British Motor Corporation’s Birmingham factories. The men were told to report back for work on Tuesday. Five hundred men on the night shift work tonight but will not report again until Tuesday night.

Output at Nuffield Metal Products. Birmingham, which makes bodies for the Minor, has been held up by the stoppage of 1,000 members of the National Union of Vehicle Builders. They are demanding average piece-work earnings for waiting time. periods when work is temporarily held up because of a lack of 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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