Archive : Thousands of BL men vote to accept 6.8%

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

Thousands of BL workers who sought a strike a fortnight ago over a 6.8 per cent pay offer yesterday voted to accept it. Only two of seven plants which voted yesterday rejected the proposed deal but the key decisions will be made by the men at Cowley today and at the big Longbridge plant next Tuesday. The union recommendation to accept the offer received its first setback from workers at the Austin Morris component plant in Birmingham where 80 per cent of the 2,500 manual workers rejected it. At the Unipart factory at Cowley 1,100 workers voted by a two-to-one majority to reject the recommendation.

First to vote were 2,500 workers at the Rover saloon plant in Solihull, who accepted the offer when it was put to them two weeks ago At the Swindon body plant about 3,000 hourly-paid workers overwhelmingly backed their union leaders, recomendation.
At the Jaguar assembly plant in Coventry about 3400 workers voted by a four-to-one majority to accept: Almost 2000 workers at the Jaguar engine factory in Coventry voted by the same majority for acceptance. About 500 workers at the Land-Rover component plant in Birmingham voted to accept by a small majority.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

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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...

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  1. since when were we posting blogs on the internet in 1980? a few switched on folks were sending emails in 1984, but i am sure blogging did not start till the early 1090’s at the earliest.

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