[talking about the reputation of the British car workers for going on strike
Dominic Sandbrook - Presenter
Britain's car workers didn't just want more money. They often wanted more professional respect.
The problem that we've had in the country for so many years is that being an engineer or being a mechanic is not a respected profession. It's seen as someone who bashes a hammer against a piece of metal. It's not credited with any skill at all and not regarded. Whereas in other countries, and Germany in particular, you'll ...