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Dockers have no time for zero hours plan at Tilbury Docks

by Adam Cochrane
Issue No. 2408

Dockers working for SCA Logistics at Tilbury Docks in Essex are considering their next move after completing an 11-day strike on Monday of this week. 

This was the second strike against management’s attempts to drive down wages by introducing zero hours contracts. The workers who are members of the Unite union had previously struck for 48 hours at the end of May. 

There have been solid pickets between 6am and 8pm on weekdays. The strikers have been shown a lot of support with many drivers beeping their horns. 

The strikers have also been visited on the picket line by people from Kent, Chelmsford and Harlow. 

Unite regional officer Jane Jeffery said, “We will strongly resist the very real threat of the workforce at this company becoming 100 percent employed on zero hours contracts. 

“Already the use of agency workers on zero hours contracts is on the increase.”


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Tue 17 Jun 2014, 17:14 BST
Issue No. 2408
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