Hovis workers in
There is a call for trade unionists and campaigners to support the strikers on the picket line from 6am on Wednesday morning. Unite the Resistance is supporting the call
Ian Hodson, president of Bfawu the Bakers’ union, said, “We’ve received phenomenal support and we’re very grateful.”
The 220 Hovis machine operatives’ and cleaners’ first week-long strike ended last Wednesday.
Lorry drivers refused to cross picket lines and left the trucks in the road outside the factory. Managers then drove them in.
Most lorries are expected to arrive between 8.30am and 11.45am.
Hovis bosses laid off 30 workers in
These workers are on much lower pay, and called in only as and when they are needed with no guaranteed hours.
But the strikers have got solidarity from other unions such as PCS, Unite, GMB and Unison.
Supporters collected £235 in
Workers from the McVities biscuit factory in
Ian added, “We’ve had fantastic support from other workers, unions and organisations. We need to keep it going to keep morale up.”
Wednesday 11 September, 6.30 am