Socialist Worker

Eight days of strikes wins a victory on pay

by Jeannie Robinson
Issue No. 2632

Striking worked at Street Crane

Striking worked at Street Crane (Pic: Jeannie Robinson )

Workers have declared victory at Street Crane after strikes won them a 3 percent pay rise without strings.

The Unite union members at the crane manufacturers in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, struck for eight days in October and November.

The management offered them a 3 percent rise with strings attached.

Workers unanimously rejected an offer that would have seen them receive a £100 lump sum to move to monthly pay. After that, the management backed down and offered them the 3 percent without strings immediately.

The union is now much stronger in the workplace, and the strike has caused a huge backlog of work.

It was great to see a group of workers flexing their muscles—and winning.

Click here to subscribe to our daily morning email newsletter 'Breakfast in red'

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.