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The news was bleak, too, for British Leyland last night when all major unions had rejected the plan by company boss Sir Michael Edwardes to streamline the ailing car giant. After a four-hour meeting in Coventry, the newly formed 28-member emergency committee—consisting lot full time national union offcials and senior BL shop stewardssaid in a statement:

“The Edwardes plan is not acceptable to the trade unions. Full support will be given by the trade unions to stop implemention of the plan. All members are called upon to refuse to accept plant closures and mass redundancies.”

Keith Adams

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Created 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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