PRESSURE IS growing among Scottish Power workers to make their strike all out. An important shop stewards' meeting was scheduled for this Saturday in Penrith, where the progress of the dispute will be discussed and tactics debated. A series of three two-day strikes have seen very solid support from around 1,500 workers in North Wales, Merseyside and Scotland. There have been some localised power cuts.
Strikers are fighting for job security and decent conditions. They are against a section of workers being handed over to a joint venture with construction company McAlpine. The move would clear the way for bosses to wriggle out of agreements on jobs and conditions.
Another two-day strike is planned next Tuesday and Wednesday. Some activists are pushing for mass meetings on the first strike day, and to begin an all-out strike from Monday 14 January. This is the way to win.