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Textile workers

Issue No. 1810

TEXTILE WORKERS in the Scottish Borders town of Innerleithen are fighting to beat a pay freeze. The workers have already staged a one-day strike, and plan further action. Workers' anger at being refused a pay rise was boosted when they discovered their boss at the Ballantyne Cashmere plant was grabbing an £87,000 bonus.

'It's been 12 years since the last strike here,' one striker said. 'The bosses told us there was no money in the pot for us, then we see them take huge rises.'

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Sat 27 Jul 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1810
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