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Cowley Oxford BMW workers at the Mini factory on strike against the closure of the final salary pension scheme. It is the first ever strike at BMW with Unite the Union organising a series of one day strikes  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Cowley Oxford BMW workers at the Mini factory on strike against the closure of the final salary pension scheme. It is the first ever strike at BMW with Unite the Union organising a series of one day strikes
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Tipton, Indiana Worker wearing UWA t-shirt Chrysler Transmission Plant producing transmissions for the Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200.  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Tipton, Indiana Worker wearing UWA t-shirt Chrysler Transmission Plant producing transmissions for the Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200.
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Tipton, Indiana - Workers at the Chrysler Transmission Plant make transmissions for the Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Tipton, Indiana – Workers at the Chrysler Transmission Plant make transmissions for the Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200.
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A woman working on the Chrysler assembly line for the Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro Chrysler Toledo Assembly Complex, USA.  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

A woman working on the Chrysler assembly line for the Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro Chrysler Toledo Assembly Complex, USA.
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Michigan Chrysler Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, where the Chrysler 200 is assembled. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Michigan Chrysler Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, where the Chrysler 200 is assembled.
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Sterling Heights, Michigan Chrysler Robots painting a car body in the paint shop  Assembly Plant, where the company is making the Chrysler 200. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Sterling Heights, Michigan Chrysler Robots painting a car body in the paint shop Assembly Plant, where the company is making the Chrysler 200.
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Workers leaving a trades union mass meeting at MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham. © John Harris (Report Digital) Tel: 01789-262151/0831-121483 info@reportdigital.co.uk www.reportdigital.co.uk NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asse IF IF . IF . J0005048 IF IF IF IF IF IF IF IF

Derek Robinson on the picket line, during the strike against his sacking at the Austin Morris British Leyland Longbridge plant. © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Derek Robinson on the picket line, during the strike against his sacking at the Austin Morris British Leyland Longbridge plant.
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British Leyland BL workers mass meeting rejecting 3.8% pay offer and continue their strike Longbridge car plant © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

British Leyland BL workers mass meeting rejecting 3.8% pay offer and continue their strike Longbridge car plant
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A Mini on the Car production line at Rover car plant Longbridge    © John Harris (Report Digital)

A Mini on the Car production line at Rover car plant Longbridge
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Automated robotic welding MG Rover 75 saloon car chassis on the production line at the Rover Longbridge car plant Birmingham. © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Automated robotic welding MG Rover 75 saloon car chassis on the production line at the Rover Longbridge car plant Birmingham.
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Engineers assembling drive shaft to engine units on the production line at the Rover Longbridge car plant Birmingham owned by BMW © John Harris (Report Digital)

Engineers assembling drive shaft to engine units on the production line at the Rover Longbridge car plant Birmingham owned by BMW
© John Harris (Report Digital)

Graffiti daubed on BMW Dealership sign near Rover Longbridge car factory showing anger at BMW. © John Harris (Report Digital)

Graffiti daubed on BMW Dealership sign near Rover Longbridge car factory showing anger at BMW.
© John Harris (Report Digital)

GPMU and TGWU banners. Demonstration against the break up of Rover by BMW, and loss of jobs at Longbridge, Birmingham attended by 50,000. © John Harris (Report Digital)

GPMU and TGWU banners. Demonstration against the break up of Rover by BMW, and loss of jobs at Longbridge, Birmingham attended by 50,000.
© John Harris (Report Digital)

Workers looking for a job, Employment Service at an Employment Centre in the works canteen at Rover Longbridge, Birmingham. The scale of the redundancies are unknown. © John Harris (Report Digital)

Workers looking for a job, Employment Service at an Employment Centre in the works canteen at Rover Longbridge, Birmingham. The scale of the redundancies are unknown.
© John Harris (Report Digital)

Rover workers and their families at a demonstration by AEEU, TGWU, MSF, and GMB trades unions in support of the Phoenix Towers bid to buy Rover which it is hoped would lead to less redundancies. Longbridge Birmingham. © John Harris (Report Digital)

Rover workers and their families at a demonstration by AEEU, TGWU, MSF, and GMB trades unions in support of the Phoenix Towers bid to buy Rover which it is hoped would lead to less redundancies. Longbridge Birmingham.
© John Harris (Report Digital)

Rover workers and their families at a demonstration by AEEU, TGWU, MSF, and GMB trades unions in support of the Phoenix Towers bid to buy Rover which it is hoped would lead to less redundancies. Longbridge Birmingham. © John Harris (Report Digital)

Rover workers and their families at a demonstration by AEEU, TGWU, MSF, and GMB trades unions in support of the Phoenix Towers bid to buy Rover which it is hoped would lead to less redundancies. Longbridge Birmingham.
© John Harris (Report Digital)

Tony Woodley TGWU talking to worried Rover workers and shop stewards. Rover Longbridge Birmingham. © John Harris (Report Digital)

Tony Woodley TGWU talking to worried Rover workers and shop stewards. Rover Longbridge Birmingham.
© John Harris (Report Digital)

Poster supporting Rover Longbridge Birmingham. © John Harris (Report Digital)

Poster supporting Rover Longbridge Birmingham.
© John Harris (Report Digital)

Dr Carl Chinn and Rover workers celebrating the completion of the deal for Phoenix to buy Longbridge Rover from BMW outside the plant.  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Dr Carl Chinn and Rover workers celebrating the completion of the deal for Phoenix to buy Longbridge Rover from BMW outside the plant.
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Dr Carl Chinn and Rover workers celebrating the completion of the deal for Phoenix to buy Longbridge Rover from BMW outside the plant.  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Dr Carl Chinn and Rover workers celebrating the completion of the deal for Phoenix to buy Longbridge Rover from BMW outside the plant.
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Car plant bought for a token ten pounds £10 on completion of the deal for Phoenix to buy Longbridge Rover from BMW. © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Car plant bought for a token ten pounds £10 on completion of the deal for Phoenix to buy Longbridge Rover from BMW.
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Rover workers celebrating the completion of the deal for Phoenix to buy Longbridge Rover from BMW outside the plant.  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Rover workers celebrating the completion of the deal for Phoenix to buy Longbridge Rover from BMW outside the plant.
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Triumphant return to Longbridge for Phoenix bid for Rover. John Towers returns from final negotiations with BMW seen here with Labour MP Richard Burden, and Tony Woodley TGWU National Officer and Chief Negotiator © Roy Peters (Report Digital)

Triumphant return to Longbridge for Phoenix bid for Rover. John Towers returns from final negotiations with BMW seen here with Labour MP Richard Burden, and Tony Woodley TGWU National Officer and Chief Negotiator
© Roy Peters (Report Digital)

Cars leaving on a car transporter MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham as production is halted. © John Harris (Report Digital)

Cars leaving on a car transporter MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham as production is halted.
© John Harris (Report Digital)

Flags outside MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham as production is halted. © Emilio VH (Report Digital)

Flags outside MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham as production is halted.
© Emilio VH (Report Digital)

Tony Woodley TGWU speaking to the press, MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham as the company goes into recievership. © John Harris (Report Digital)

Tony Woodley TGWU speaking to the press, MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham as the company goes into recievership.
© John Harris (Report Digital)

Workers leaving a trades union mass meeting at MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham.  © John Harris (Report Digital)

Workers leaving a trades union mass meeting at MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham.
© John Harris (Report Digital)

MG Rover goes into recievership and 5000 are made redundant.  MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham.  © Calvin Hewitt (Report Digital)

MG Rover goes into recievership and 5000 are made redundant. MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham.
© Calvin Hewitt (Report Digital)

John Bull packs up as MG Rover goes into recievership and 5000 are made redundant.  MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham.  © Calvin Hewitt (Report Digital)

John Bull packs up as MG Rover goes into recievership and 5000 are made redundant. MG Rover Group Longbridge Birmingham.
© Calvin Hewitt (Report Digital)

Chained and padlocked K gate at the closed Longbridge MG Rover factory, the last British-owned mass-market car producer. Birmingham. © John Harris (Report Digital)

Chained and padlocked K gate at the closed Longbridge MG Rover factory, the last British-owned mass-market car producer. Birmingham.
© John Harris (Report Digital)

The ignominious end for MG Rover. Viewers at the auction of MG Racing cars at Longbridge, Birmingham. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

The ignominious end for MG Rover. Viewers at the auction of MG Racing cars at Longbridge, Birmingham.
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