Archive : Strikes at car plants settled

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


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.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created 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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