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Ballot over pay for Defence Support Group workers

Issue No. 2422

Defence Support Group (DSG) workers in the Unite union began a national ballot on Friday of last week for strikes over pay. It is set to close on 3 October.

Workers walked out in unofficial protests over pay at DSG sites earlier this year. They have rejected bosses’ offer of a 1 percent pay rise by 85 percent in a consultative ballot. They are demanding 8 percent.

DSG repairs, maintains and overhauls military equipment for the ministry of defence, but now faces privatisation.

Its bosses are sitting on a £65 million cash mountain, which would go back to the Treasury. 

Workers should vote yes to strike and get back the money their labour create.


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