Archive : Threatened Leyland strike called off

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

Another breakthrough in the two-year battle to replace piece-work with a measured day rate at British Leyland’s Austin-Morris works at Longbridge came yesterday when 100 men who assemble Marina engines called off a threatened strike. This followed an announcement by shop stewards that they would not give them financial support.

The stewards, who represent 12000 Longbridge production workers called yesterday on the 100 men to postpone their strike for higher piecework rates.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
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...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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