100 WALK OUT AFTER PIECE RATE DISPUTE
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT OXFORD, AUG. 18
In a dispute over piecework rates about 100 men in the press shop at the Pressed Steel Company’s Oxford factory walked out today. They objected to the re-rating of an operation after the speeding up of one of the presses.
If continued the stoppage could quickly affect other parts of the factory. Because of an unofficial strike in the press shop at Nuffield Metal Products in Birmingham the Minor line at the Morris factory in Cowley will cease production at midday tomorrow. There will be a return to work on Tuesday.
HOUSING CAR OUTPUT
A nine-storey car park to house 3,300 vehicles is to be built at the Austin works at Longbridge, Birmingham, to accommodate output. Cars will go there direct from the assembly lines.
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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