BRITAIN: Back to Work at Leyland

The month-long wildcat walkout by 3,000 precision toolmakers at British Leyland, England's largest automaker and the only major one still under British control, shut down 15 factories, stopped production of all but six of the company's 18 car models, idled 44,000 assembly-line workers and threatened the troubled giant with near-total paralysis. Bowing to pressures from the government and their own union officials, the toolmakers voted last week to go back to their lathes. It was a significant reprieve for Britain's Labor government, which sorely needs worker support for Phase 3 of...

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