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Perkins workers to strike every week

Issue No. 2236

Some 250 workers at Perkins Engines in Stafford, West Midlands, struck on Tuesday of last week and were set to come out again on Thursday this week.

They have struck one day a week since the start of the year over an imposed pay freeze.

Dan, a Unite union rep at the plant, told Socialist Worker, “Management have done nothing to resolve the dispute. They sent us threatening letters and refused to turn up for talks at Acas. This gets people’s backs up even more.”

The strike has been solid among workers who are in the GMB and Unite unions.

“We’re meeting on Saturday to discuss our next steps,” Dan said. “We’re thinking of new tactics, like some sections coming out indefinitely.”

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Tue 25 Jan 2011, 18:35 GMT
Issue No. 2236
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