Archive : Strike stops Rover works

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


A further 500 workers were laid off yesterday at the Rover Company’s main assembly plant in Solihull, Warwickshire, where production has been halted by a strike at a components factory. A company official said that as sections starved of components closed down, more workmen were sent home and the production of cars stopped completely at the end of the day.

The trouble arises from a dispute at Weathershields, Birmingham, a firm which supplies body trimmings, where 380 workers are on strike for an increase in day rates voted on Thursday to stay out.

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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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