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    THE DISMISSAL NOTICES FROM THE ROOTES GROUP TO ITS 8,000 WORKERS EXPIRED OCT 24. FROM?

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    THE DISMISSAL NOTICES FROM THE ROOTES GROUP TO ITS 8,000 WORKERS EXPIRED OCT 24. FROM THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE COMPANY WILL CEASE TO PAY THEM THE SEVEN-TO-EIGHT POUNDS A WEEK MINIMUM WAGE GUARANTEED SINCE THE SUPPLY OF CAR BODIES DRIED UP BECAUSE OF AN UNOFFICIAL STRIKE AT AN ACTION, LONDON, SUBSIDIARY.

    AT THE MAIN ASSEMBLY PLANT AT RYTON ON DUNSMORE, WARWICKSHIRE, IT IS A WORLD OF SILENCE, A COMPLETE CONTRAST TO THE NORMAL SCENE IN A CAR FACTORY. TYRES STACKED ALONGSIDE THE IMMOBILE ASSEMBLY LINE. PARTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM UNFINISHED CARS TO COMPLETE OTHERS,BUT NOW NO MORE CAN BE DONE. AND AS STOCKS OF COMPONENTS RUN OUT, SO OTHERS LIE USELESS WITHOUT ALL THE NECESSARY PIECES. ONE OF THE FEW MAINTENANCE MEN STILL WORKING SAID IT WAS A SIGHT HE HAD NEVER SEEN IN OVER THIRTY YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY.

    TALKS WITH THE MANAGEMENT AT ACTION FOUNDERED OCT 24 ON THE DEMAND BY THE FOUR TRADE UNIONS CONCERNED THAT ALL THE 1,000 DISMISSED AFTER BEING ON UNOFFICIAL STRIKE SHOULD BE RE-ENGAGED IF THEY APPLIED. THE AMALGAMATED ENGINEERING UNION RENEWED ITS APPEAL TO ACTION MEN TO SEEK RE-ENGAGEMENT.

    IT WAS ANNOUNCED OCT 24 THAT THE ROOTES GROUP WILL ASSEMBLE CARS INSIDE THE COMMON MARKET UNDER AN AGREEMENT WITH CARROZZERIA TOURING SUPERLEGGERA, AN ITALIAN COMPANY, FOR THE ASSEMBLY OF SUNBEAM ALPINE SPORTS CARS IN A NEW 300,000 SQUARE FEET FACTORY IN MILAN. ROOTES HAVE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR A GBP1-MILLION ASSEMBLY PLANT IN VENEZUELA. A THREE-YEAR EXTENSION OF AN AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH THE HILLMAN "MINX" WILL BE PRODUCED IN JAPAN AT THE RATE OF 1,500 CARS A MONTH HAS ALSO BEEN ARRANGED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2F3XDXS27YX0ZLVLDTYES7WJ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2F3XDXS27YX0ZLVLDTYES7WJ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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