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Barbour workers begin four-week strike against new contracts

by Simon Hall
Issue No. 2435

Barbour workers previous strike in December

Barbour workers' previous strike in December (Pic: Simon Hall)

Workers at Barbour’s clothing warehouse in Gateshead in north east England began a four-week strike on Monday of this week.

The Unite union members plan to walk out from 7.30am until 1pm from Monday to Friday until 30 January. They face the sack if they don’t agree to new contracts by then. 

The contracts remove unsocial hours payments and bring in a requirement to work until 11pm. The action follows a six-day strike in December.

Shop steward Eric Bone told Socialist Worker “We need as much support and solidarity for this dispute as we can get. Keeping the dispute in the public eye is vital”.

Send messages of support to Eric Bone on 07952 865 611 or Gary Heaney on 07414 945 640. Make cheques payable to Unite the Union and send to regional secretary, Unite the Union, 55 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 7BW

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Tue 6 Jan 2015, 16:34 GMT
Issue No. 2435
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