Archive : Strike makes 2700 Minicar men idle

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


Production of the British Motor Corporation’s minicars, the Austin Seven and the Morris Mini-minor. has been stopped by a strike of 550 workers at the factorv of Joseph Sankey and Sons, Bilston, Staffordshire, over a pay claim. The factory makes rear sub-frames for the cars, and deliveries have ceased More than 2,700 B.M.C. workers have been laid off-1,270 of them at the Austin works at Longbridge, Birmingham. Seven hundred men are idle at Morris Motors, Cowley; 680 at Fisher and Ludlow, Erdington; and 90 at Nuffield Metal Products, Washwood Heath. The number laid off at Fisher and Ludlow will rise to 1,030 tomorrow.

Draughtsmen and clerks on strike at Alvis Ltd., Coventry, and Standard- Triumph International Ltd., Fletchamstead, Warwickshire, are to return to work today so that negotiations can begin with the managements.

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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