The seven-week strike at the British factories of the giant Ford Motor Company was discussed by the company chairman, Mr.
The seven-week strike at the British factories of the giant Ford Motor Company was discussed by the company chairman, Mr. Henry Ford 11, during a lunchtime meeting with British Prime Minister Edward Heath today (Monday).
The strike, which has paralysed Ford's 21 plants in Britain, has now spread to the continent, bringing work to a standstill at Fords of Amsterdam.
SYNOPSIS: Henry Ford, chairman of the giant Ford Company, went to Downing St. on Monday to see British Prime Minister Edward Heath about the seven-week Ford strike in Britain. Later he spoke about the situation.
The seven-week strike has paralysed Ford's twenty-one plants in Britain. The strikers are demanding parity with higher paid car workers in the Midlands. Prime Minister Heath tried to allay Mr. Ford's fears about future investment in Britain by outlining the Conservative Government's plans to legislate against labour troubles with the controversial Industrial Relations Bill, now completing its passage through Parliament.
The effects of the British strike have now spread abroad. Workers have been laid off at Ford's factory in Amsterdam because shortage of parts manufactured in Britain have brought the assembly liens to a standstill. In Britain alone, the strike has been costing Ford's about two-million pounds daily. No wonder Mr. Ford is anxious for a solution.