Socialist Worker

Rising struggle at Street Cranes

by Jeannie Robinson
Issue No. 2630

The firms site

The firm's site (Pic: Street Cranes)

Workers at Street Cranes escalated their action this week to 48-hour stoppages on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Pickets were out in force again with strong support from the public and the early shift picket turned back a big wagon.

The Unite union is fighting for a 4 percent pay rise.

The company has offered 3 percent with strings. The extra 1 percent represents only £25,000 on the total wage bill, so it is a very reasonable demand given that the company made £980,000 in profit last year.

The union has twice agreed to talks to try to settle the dispute. Workers say that both times management took a “take it or leave it position”.

This attitude is only spurring on the action. The money is there and they intend to win.

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Tue 13 Nov 2018, 14:39 GMT
Issue No. 2630
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