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Barrow truck drivers strike

by Charlie Dowthwaite
Issue No. 2129

Truck drivers in the Unite union are on strike for the fourth week in pursuit of a pay claim in Barrow-in-Furness. The drivers are employed by TDG, a firm which provides transport for the Kimberley-Clark paper mill.

One striker explained that they want a rise of 4.7 percent in line with other workers at the plant.

He also said that their employer is spending so much on the scabbing operation that it would be easier just to pay the drivers.

The pickets received a lot of support from passing motorists, who honked their horns in support. A local milkman even left a crate of milk free of charge.

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Tue 25 Nov 2008, 18:29 GMT
Issue No. 2129
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