By R. W. Shakespeare
All of British Leyland’s Triumph car production is at a standstill and 5,650 workers are laid off in the Midlands and on Merseyside.
British Leyland’s present problems centre on a strike directly involving only 12 men at the Coventry car assembly plant. They operate the central control room and are demanding an interim pay increase.
Thirty more workers employed on associated jobs have stopped work in sympathy, and this has led to the lay-off of 4,200 production workers in Coventry, 1,100 in Liverpool and 250 at the body pressing plant in Birmingham.