Socialist Worker

Zero hours dock battle won after indefinite strike at Tilbury

Issue No. 2415

Tilbury Dockers have returned to work after winning the battle against employer SCA Logistics’ attempts to impose zero hours contracts. 

The Unite union members were on indefinite strike for over a month.

After talks on Monday of this week SCA Logistics agreed to contract their work out to a new company that does not use zero hours contracts. 

The deal guarantees workers a minimum of 30 hours a week. 

Unite regional official Jane Jeffrey told Socialist Worker, “They did an outstanding job and it was a solid strike.”

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