Socialist Worker


by Michael Lavalette, Socialist Alliance councillor in Preston
Issue No. 1858

WORKERS AT Goss printers in central Preston were due to start an overtime ban on Friday of this week against management attempts to impose a wage freeze. The workers are members of the TGWU union and Amicus union-both the AEEU and MSF sections.

Officials have been negotiating a wage rise since last September. Management withdrew their initial 2 percent offer. Faced with this the 138 workers voted overwhelmingly for action.

Ian Cook, the Amicus-AEEU convenor, said, 'We want a pay rise and if they do not make an offer we will start an overtime ban on Friday at 11.30am. 'Depending on what happens with this we will consider escalating to strike action.'

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Sat 5 Jul 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1858
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