In the most damaging stoppage 80 plant attendants at Austin Morris, Cowley, yesterday unanimously rejected a company pay offer and voted to continue the strike which has already cost £8m worth of Marinas, Maxis and 1100/1300 GTs.
They are not due to meet again before next Friday. By that time the 12,000 men laid off will have lost some £1m in wages. However a day long meeting between national union leaders and British Leyland management last night produced a formula to avoid threatened guerrilla strikes by 3,000 craftsmen and maintenance workers at Austin Morris Longbridge.
Details will be disclosed when the works committee has discussed the offer with the shop floor.