Socialist Worker


by Alan Thomson
Issue No. 1923

WORKERS at the Soapworks factory in Glasgow returned to work last week with their pay claim still unresolved.

The 60 TGWU union members were to strike again on Wednesday and Thursday this week to keep pressure on management.

One worker said, “Management are paying more wages to temps than to us, to try and break the union. They are trying to kick the union out of the factory.”

Management have allowed the scab temps to run the production line. Full timers now have to take instructions from the scabs. Not everything ran smoothly last week—one batch of soap turned out coal black instead of a bright pastel shade!

Solidarity from other workers is helping build the strike fund, with contributions of £50 from the PCS Glasgow North branch, £200 from North Lanarkshire council workers and £3,200 from TGWU branches.

E-mail messages of support to, marked “Soapworks”.

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Wed 13 Oct 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1923
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