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Ambala Food strikes put pressure on

by Senan Mortell
Issue No. 1951

About 30 workers at the Ambala Food sweet factory in Stratford, east London, staged a third one-day strike against low pay on Friday of last week.

Most of them have joined the T&G union and they are organising their strikes through mass meetings.

On Thursday of last week management was finally forced into negotiations. But the talks have so far produced no result.

Lokon, a T&G union steward, said the strikers were still “very much up for a fight”.

Another worker, Mr Butt, spoke about the need for strikers to build links with workers at other Ambala sites.

Shoukath Ali said that the strike was not just about his job, but about decent pay for all.


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Sat 14 May 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1951
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