Longbridge workers vote to end strike.
A mass meeting of workers at Austin Rover’s Longbridge car plant yesterday ignored a rearguard action by shop stewards and voted overwhelmingly to end their pay strike. Shop stewards had tried to persuade the 11,000 workers that although every other plant had returned to work these could not continue if Longbridge stayed out.
Mr Jack Adams, the plant convener, said: “Longbridge is central to the whole Austin Rover operation. No one can work for long without Longbridge.”
But when the vote was taken, only a few workers supported him. Austin Rover said: “We are satisfied that all plants will now resume full production, since we are confident that is what the majority of employees wanted all along.”