Workers at the world's biggest fish and chip shop chain, Harry Ramsden's, went on an eight-hour strike two weeks ago for better pay and conditions. The strike involved 40 workers at Harry Ramsden's in Guiseley, near Bradford. The workers are members of the TGWU union. They held a lively picket line outside the restaurant holding placards saying, 'We want a batter contract.'
A TGWU spokesperson said, 'I don't think the employers thought staff would actually strike-this is the first time in the company's history there has been a strike.'
CAMPAIGN FOR PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT NATIONAL MEETING Saturday 8 December, 1pm, LMRSA Club, below Deansgate Station in Whitworth Street, Manchester
Bob Crow, RMT assistant general secretary$ Stop PPP, stop privatisation Rally and lobby of parliament Tuesday 4 December, 12.30pm Westminster Central Hall, London SW1 (Westminster tube)
Called by UNISON and the TUC