Downloading PDF. Please wait... Issue 1929

Battling back against corporate greed

This article is over 17 years, 1 months old
WORKERS FROM the threatened Boddingtons brewery in Manchester, started a four-day strike on Monday in the latest phase of their campaign against closure.
Issue 1929
Beaumont Leys School Students are proud of the stand they made
Beaumont Leys School Students are proud of the stand they made

WORKERS FROM the threatened Boddingtons brewery in Manchester, started a four-day strike on Monday in the latest phase of their campaign against closure.

The only reason that Interbrew wants to close the brewery is corporate greed.

Franny Joyce, regional industrial organiser for the workers’ TGWU union, said the brand had recently announced over £16 million profits.

“The workforce has done everything they were asked to and more,” he said.

“We are determined to defend our jobs and our community.”

Strikers travelled last week to the Magor Brewery near Newport in South Wales where Interbrew intends to transfer production of the Manchester beer.

“The support from our fellow workers in South Wales has been first class since this dispute started,” said Mike Thompson, TGWU convenor for the Manchester workers.

Boddingtons workers are winning wide support for their stand.

They need full backing for their action from every section of the union.

Sign up for our daily email update ‘Breakfast in Red’

Latest News

Make a donation to Socialist Worker

Help fund the resistance
One-off