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12 October 1968


Workers on the Morris 1000 line at Oxford yesterday stopped work for fifteen minutes in every hour. They are protesting against frequent lay-offs caused by shortage of axles.

And at the Rover factory at Solihull, Birmingham, engine production was halted and 180 men laid off because of a walk-out by forty storemen.

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