Further troubles mounted in the U.K. car industry Nov. 11 with 1100 men dismissed from?
Further troubles mounted in the U.K. car industry Nov. 11 with 1100 men dismissed from a Swindon car bodies plant - the worst case of unemployment in the town since the depression of the 1930s - and 600 car-body workers were stood off in West London.
At Oxford, 500 car workers joined the ranks of the redundant. And as more unsold cars were stockpiled and workers laid off, some GBP51/2M were knocked off the market value of car shares.
Outside the Austin Works of the British Motor Corporation at Longridge - worst hit by the drop in market share prices - men on short-time had this to say about conditions.