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British Gypsum

Issue No. 1726

British Gypsum

HUNDREDS OF workers at British Gypsum's plasterboard sites, gypsum mines and quarries are in the fourth week of a programme of one-day official strikes over pay. The company has made a record profit of �230 million and given its directors a 6 percent rise.

Yet the workforce has only been offered 3.5 percent. The strike action has hit British Gypsum's plants in Kirkby Thore, Cumbria; Sheburn, Yorkshire; Robertsbridge, East Sussex; and East Leake, Barrow and Newark in the East Midlands. Each of these plants were due to hold another 24-hour strike this week.


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Sat 9 Dec 2000, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1726
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