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However, the union decided to abandon the strike to recognise that the government had given ground over job security in recent negotiations, reported Reuters.
Neither side appears to have given ground in the dispute, which revolves around a demand that Land Rover pays pounds 61 million to secure a 12-month delivery of chassis for its Discovery model.
The participating companies were given ground rules that not only made provision for length, number of dancers, and elaboration of production (only basic scenery was practicable), but also requested that each troupe provide a world premiere choreographed by a national of the appropriate home company.