Archive : Walk Out By 6000 In New Car Strike

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


A new strike hit the troubled car industry yesterday .  And as a result more than 6,000 men were idle by last night. The strike began before lunch at the Standard- Triumph International factory at Coventry.

Several hundred maintenance men and drivers stopped work in a dispute over pay. The management were asked to allow a meeting to the factory of the whole labour force. They refused. At that, nearly 6,000 workers walked out and held their meeting on a nearby common. Later they went home. Car and lorry production was stopped and night shift work involving another 800 men had to be cancelled .

The strikers are due to meet again on Monday morning.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created 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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