This bit of sad news comes courtesy of the BBC:

>Hundreds of staff at BMW’s Mini factory in Oxfordshire will be temporarily forced to cease production this weekend due to Spanish fuel protests.

>Management at the plant, in Cowley, have told the BBC they cannot get hold of crucial parts as all airports and ports have effectively been blocked.

>Staff have complained they might not be paid while they are laid off. The company said it was working closely with the unions and hoped to resume production on Monday.

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+ BMW workers in temporary lay-off / BBC

(Thanks Barrett!)