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Strike stops BL plant

Production of Rover and Acclaim cars at BL’s Cowley plant was halted yesterday by a strike involving 200 workers. The strikers, all members of the Transport and General Workers Union walked out in protest at plans to transfer 100 of them to new jobs within the plant when Acclaim production moves to Longbridge next week.

A reccomendation from union officials to work normally while shop stewards tried to resolve the dispute was rejected.

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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