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Bill McLean on BL strike at Drews Lane

Title
Bill McLean on BL strike at Drews Lane
Genre
Interview
TX Date
8 Nov 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:02:37
Description
Interview with Bill McLean, Director of Employee Relations at motor manufacturer British Leyland. He says 25-30,000 people could be laid off by the end of the week. He says the strike will cause the company’s market share to decline by around 2 percent. Striking workers at the company’s Drews Lane plant refused a 16 percent pay rise plus a productivity bonus. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Bill McLean
Keywords
Industry; Strikes; Labour disputes; Labour relations; British Leyland; Car industry; Motor vehicle industry; Employment; Birmingham; Coventry; Canley; West Midlands; Oxford; Oxfordshire; Cowley; Abingdon; Ward End; Drews Lane

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