Socialist Worker

Kohler Mira bath workers strike

Issue No. 2209

More than 800 workers at bathroom company Kohler Mira struck over pay on Wednesday of last week.

The workers in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, are angry at a below-inflation 1.6 percent pay “rise” when the firm made a profit of £21 million last year.

One worker said, “We’re all struggling. We know the company made a huge profit and we want some of the reward for our hard work.”

They are planning to strike every two weeks at the company’s bases in Whaddon, Barnwood and Kingsditch Lane. Workers gather at the Whaddon site on strike days.

Their upcoming dates are Wednesday of next week, 28 July and 11 August.

If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Article information

Tue 6 Jul 2010, 17:36 BST
Issue No. 2209
Share this article

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.