MEMBERS OF the GMB union at the two Lupton and Place die casting factories in Burnley struck for three days last week. The 100 workers were set to hold another three one-day strikes next week. Talks were scheduled for Tuesday of this week. Management had withdrawn their measly 1 percent pay offer, which was only conditional on selling some land and was not to be backdated.
They have sent intimidating letters to all the workers and are encouraging a handful of young untrained further education students to come in as casuals on strike days. Neighbours living in Athletic Street, where one of the sites is based, are continuing to organise and pay for a barbecue to support the pickets.
Send messages of support and donations to Lupton and Place Strike, c/o GMB Office, 29 Ormerod Road, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 2RU.