Workers at the Hovis bakery in
There were almost 70 pickets out this morning, and as many more set to arrive for the late shift. The mood was remarkable—very friendly, but very serious.
Workers blocked lorries from getting into the factory, and drivers refused to cross the picket line. They were applauded as they got of their cabs to hand their keys to the managers.
There was more solidarity from
Workers from the McVities biscuit factory in
“This dispute is not against the contract workers,” striker Andy told Socialist Worker. “They are trying to take away everything that we’ve fought for in this union for more than 20 years.
"That’s the bottom line, that’s why we’re fighting. We can win this—and we can show other workers that zero hour contracts can be fought.”