Archive : Strike halts car factory

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


Production at the Morris Motors factory here was brought to a standstill today when more than 2,000 men, mostly members of the Transport and General Workers’ Union, went on unofficial strike. Normal working at the factory was resumed yesterday after a six-week official strike by 115 craftsmen, members of the Amalgamated Engineering Union. Today’s stoppage, it is understood, arose from dissatisfaction with piece work rates in the press shop. No official statement was available.

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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