As quickly as the lay-off saga began at MINI’s Oxford Plant, it’s now ended. Here’s an excerpt from the BBC:
>Hundreds of staff at BMW’s Mini factory in Oxfordshire are to resume production after being laid off over the weekend due to Spanish fuel protests. Staff were forced to cease production because the plant, in Cowley, could not get hold of crucial parts.
>Fuel protests by lorry drivers in Spain last week blockaded major cities, disrupting airports and ports.
>BMW said it “would once again like to thank our associates for their co-operation and understanding”. Staff had feared they would not be paid while production was halted.