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Solid action in Barking and Dagenham as refuse workers plan new walkout

by Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Issue No. 2455

Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, completed a 13-day strike on Monday of this week.

The GMB union members are fighting bosses’ attempts to slash their pay by £1,000 a year. 

Workers have also raised safety concerns about bosses’ plans to halve the time they have to check vehicles.

Bosses tried to use Unison and Unite union members to break the strike, but they refused to cross the picket line. 

They tried to bring in agencies but the GMB made them pull out.

Workers were set to strike again from this Saturday until 7 June. 

Every trade unionist needs to back them.

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Tue 26 May 2015, 16:01 BST
Issue No. 2455
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