On this day:
Somewhere in the bowels of BLMC a photograph is taken of hatchback Mini Clubman, part of the ADO20 programme.
Meanwhile the strike by 400 press shop operators and maintenance men has resulted in 4000 workers and 400 truck assembly workers at the British Leyland Corporation factory at Bathgate being laid off .
Strikers Halt A Car Factory
A car plant was brought to a standstill yesterday after a strike by inspectors. The inspectors, who are in charge of the production line, walked out of the British Leyland Motor Corporation factory at Cowley, Oxford, following a dispute over a merit award scheme.
As a result, 2,730 other workers were sent home. They are expected to report back for work today.
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