Archive : Stoppage Threatens BMC Output

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


A strike by 1,000 workers at the radiators branch of Morris Motors at Oxford is threatening British Motor Corporation car production.

Production workers today refused to handle work going to or coming from the factory’s subsidiary plant at Llanelli, where an official strike over a pay claim is in its sixth week. Welders refused to do work which they said was ” black ” and walked out, saying that the management would not give them alternative jobs. Other departments walked out in support until the factory was almost at a standstill.

Shop stewards said the national executive of the Amalgamated Engineering Union had given official sanction to the “blacking ” of all materials in and out of the Llanelli works.

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...

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