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Fineline Cymru

Issue No. 1826

WORKERS IN Rhyl in North Wales ended their six-day occupation of their factory on Tuesday of last week. The 35 women workers sat-in at the Fineline Cymru factory after it was placed into receivership. The company announced that all the workers would be sacked, and refused to pay the women wages owed to them.

Some of the workers had not been paid for six weeks. Thanks to their fight the workers have won concessions and can now claim redundancy pay, loss of wages, notice pay and holiday pay. 'The employer has put us through hell,' the workers said in a statement through their GMB union.

'Many of us have worked here 20-plus years. The hardship we have faced, and still have to face, has not broken our spirit.' The local community backed the occupation by taking food parcels in to the workers.

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Sat 16 Nov 2002, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1826
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