Archive : Strikes at car plants settled


British Leyland car plants yesterday had their first strike free day this week. Work returned to normal at Longbridge, Birmingham, with the return of 30 storemen who walked out of the Austin plant on Tuesday , protesting that inexperienced workers were being introduced into vacancies in the factory.

Production also resumed at the Pressed Steel Fisher plant in Coventry after a closure of three days. Work on car bodies for the MG and Morris plants was brought to a standstill last Friday and 700 men were laid off because of a strike of maintenance fitters who service transporter vehicles at the Oxford depot of BRS.

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