Socialist Worker

Allied Glass

by Andy Lawson
Issue No. 1999

For a second successive Friday, over 200 workers at Allied Glass containers in Leeds struck last week over an imposed two-year pay freeze.

Shaun Lovely, T&G branch secretary told Socialist Worker, “This is the first strike here in 23 years. The bosses have put nothing at all on the table. Similar pay freezes are being suggested at other glass manu-facturing companies, with other workplaces balloting at present.

“Since our ballot came back 78 percent in favour of taking action, union membership here has gone up from 208 to over 250.”

Another worker added, “I’ve been here 33 years. It’s not about the money, it’s about the principle of how this management has treated us since it came in a few years ago.”

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Sat 6 May 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1999
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