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The Austin Rover Dispute

Austin Rover called in British Telecom yesterday to install emergency telephone lines at its Longbridge and Cowley assembly plants to handle calls which it said, were flooding in from workers who want to return.

Yesterday another 1,000 workers voted to return making nearly 10,000 in all, Austin Rover said last night. At Longbridge 850 had returned, and at Cowley, 650. The company has 28,000 manual workers.

Keith Adams

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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...

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Keith Adams

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