British Motor Corporation motor car strike starts - unions oppose automation in factories.
Birmingham, Longbridge & Oxford.
GV. Workers arriving at the Morris Transmission and Tractor Plant at Washwood Heath, Birmingham. LV. Workers going into the factory. SV. Workers going into factory, walking past man with notice. CU. Man holding up notice as workers go past him into the factory. The notice reads "Stand on your feet, don't crawl on your knees". GV. Workers streaming up along pavement to the factory. GV. Longbridge Austin car factory. CU. Sign "This is Longbridge where Austin cars and trucks are made". LV. Workers lounging about outside factory. CU. Picket arm band. GV. Strike meeting in progress on hilltop at Ward End Park. SV. Strikers being addressed by their leaders. SCU. Men listening. Interior, factory scenes of automation plant in operation - various shots. GV. Workers coming out for lunch and running past the pickets from the Austin factory at Longbridge. SV. Pickets and others applauding them. SV. The factory workers having come out from the factory in a serious argument with pickets and others. GV. Workers coming out of the Morris Motors Cowley factory at Oxford. LV. Workers cycling down road. CU. Pan, truck load of cars leaving factory. SV. Buses driving away with workers, as pickets and others shout to them from the pavement.
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