Archive : Strike At Morris Plant Ends

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
LLANELLI, MAY 24

The unofficial strike at Morris Motors plant at Llanelli ended tonight when the 2,200 men decided to return on Monday.

The factory has been at a standstill since Wednesday when there was a strike in the press shop. Mr E. Murphy, district secretary of the Transport and General Workers’ Union, said that negotiations would open with the management on Tuesday. They, would be concerned principally with a general increase in rates for all T.G.W.U. members and an increase in piecework compensatory rates. If necessary a review of the piecework structure generally might be sought.

The Pressed Steel Company, Cowley, yesterday said they had offered to bring forward from June 10 to May 30 a meeting to discuss wages with the seven unions having hourly paid time workers at the factory if the 206 strikers there returned to work immediately. Some 5,300 car workers at the two Cowley factories of Pressed Steel and Morris Motors are idle because of two unofficial strikes.

The second was the one at Llanelli. The Pressed Steel strike is over the company’s rejection of a pay claim by several hundred skilled workers employed on the manufacture and maintenance of dies, jigs, and tools. Pressed Steel make car bodies for a number of big manufacturers, including B.M.C., Rootes, and Jaguar.

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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