In an attempt to end a dispute at Cowley , Oxford , which is threatening production of British Leyland’s secret car , the ADO28 , the company are expected to seek urgent talks. Assembly workers at Cowley a new ‘measured day rate’ system which gives them a fixed wage of £40 a week e, better overtime, and holiday pay.
But 160 men on ADO28 body production at a factory nearby are holding out against the deal because they want to keep the piece-work system.
At Triumph Motors, Coventry, 1800 men were laid off yesterday after an unofficial stoppage by 300 assembly workers . The strikers , who claim they are getting £2 a week less than other fitters , will go back to work on Monday .
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.
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