Archive : Strikes Affect Car Parts Production

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
BIRMINGHAM, FEB. 6

There were strikes at two British Motor Corporation factories in Birmingham today.

Production was halted when about 850 workers, most of the labour force, remained idle at the S.U. carburettor factory, which supplies carburettors and fuel pumps for most B.M.C. models. The men are striking in protest against the suspension of a tool- room worker. He is due to resume work tomorrow, and the strike is expected to end.

At the Fisher and Ludlow factory, which makes car bodies, about 600 toolroom workers are on strike over a bonus payment dispute. A member of the management said it would be a day or two before other departments were affected.

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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