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Meyr Melnhof protest

Issue No. 2299

Workers win support in Worthing  (Pic: Lee Billingham)

Workers win support in Worthing (Pic: Lee Billingham)


Workers sacked by Meyr Melnhof Packaging in Bootle, near Liverpool, have been protesting outside the company’s clients and their shareholders.

Over the past week their targets have included John Smiths bitter at the Grand National in Aintree and “ethical” chain John Lewis at the BBC’s Good Food Show, as well as Unilever and MMP’s biggest client Kellogg’s cereal.

Supporters at the FA cup semi-final got the MMP workers’ banner on live TV.

Unite the Resistance supporters in Manchester organised a solidarity meeting. And workers have protested outside the firm’s remaining British site in Deeside, north Wales.

MMP locked out 140 Bootle workers in February to break their strike over redundancies. It has since announced the site’s closure, and the redundancy of all the workers on much worse terms than those previously agreed.

Workers have picketed to prevent the company from moving out the stock and equipment without meeting their demands.


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Tue 17 Apr 2012, 17:51 BST
Issue No. 2299
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