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Gomer Press printers start series of 12 strikes to stop pay attack

Issue No. 2317

Some 16 workers at specialist publishing company Gomer Press struck for half a day on Wednesday of last week. The plant is in Llandysul in Ceredigion, west Wales.

The workers, who are members of the Unite union, plan a further two half day strikes followed by nine one day strikes over the next 11 Wednesdays.

They are opposing a 2 percent pay rise which is below the rate of inflation. This means that workers’ living standards will fall as a result as prices of basic items like food and housing costs rise. They are also striking against the bosses’ imposition of the the deal without negotiation.

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Tue 21 Aug 2012, 18:12 BST
Issue No. 2317
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