Socialist Worker


by Alan Thomson
Issue No. 1922

WORKERS AT the Soapworks factory in Glasgow were due to return to work this Wednesday after being out on strike for almost two weeks.

The TGWU union members are still pursuing their claim for an increase in pay and shift allowances, and plan to strike for two days next week.

Management threatened not to pay workers for the Glasgow September holiday. But the company has dropped that threat.

Bosses are still using temporary workers as scab labour on strike days to weaken the impact of the action.

They have been complaining that there is less output from the factory on non-strike days than strike days. But as one worker said, “Why take two days strike and then go back and knock your pan in?”

Workers agreed at their last mass meeting to do collections on strike days to build the strike fund and win public support.

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Sat 9 Oct 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1922
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