Socialist Worker


Issue No. 1890

ELEVEN electricians in Manchester are continuing their nine-month struggle against their former employer DAF. The workers were sacked last May. They have picketed sites in Manchester ever since in their fight for justice.

Some 35,000 people have signed a petition organised by the electricians against the use of unskilled and cheap labour on Manchester building sites. Celebrities such as Sir Bobby Charlton, Coronation Street actors Johnny Briggs and Michael Le Vell and former Happy Mondays star Bez have all signed the petition.

The electricians have three employment tribunals, supported by the TGWU union, against their employers, set for April.

Send cheques (payable to DAF Hardship Fund) and messages of support to Steven Acheson (shop rep), 6/1400/7 Branch Secretary, 13 Thompson Close, Dane Bank, Denton, Manchester M34 2PQ.

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Sat 28 Feb 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1890
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