Socialist Worker

Huddersfield College

by Nick Ruff
Issue No. 1982

The strike by 19 caretakers at Huddersfield Technical College has entered its tenth week and has reached a critical point.

The college principal wrote to each striker at home before the start of the holiday period to make a last official offer to them individually.

However, it appears the Unison union shop steward was not written to.

The college offered the strikers pay from 23 December and a compensation payment for loss of earnings if they returned on Tuesday of this week.

With the holiday period in people’s minds, it is a calculated act by the college to break the strike which has been 100 percent solid since day one and received the support of 15 cleaners who have refused to cross picket lines.

The strikers want to visit as many places as possible to inform people of their fight for decent pay and to collect money. Please arrange a speaker for your next union meeting.

Contact Kirklees Unison, 20 Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 6QW, phone 01484 223 577

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Sat 7 Jan 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1982
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