At British Leyland’s transmission plant at Ward End, Birmingham, the toolroom men agreed last night to return to work, a management spokesman said. The 1,500 men laid off were being recalled for the nightshift on the basis that “realistic discussions” between the union and management would start soon.
Two thousand craftsmen at the main Austin-Morris plant at Longbridge, Birmingham, were yesterday being recommended to accept a peace deal thrashed out by union and management negotiators. The men claimed that their pay rates had fallen behind those of production workers.
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