By Julian Alford
Downloading PDF. Please wait... Issue 2183

Refuse lorry drivers strike over pay

This article is over 14 years, 6 months old
Refuse lorry drivers in Chester employed by the private contractor FOCSA struck for a day against a derisory 1 percent pay offer at the end of December.
Issue 2183

Refuse lorry drivers in Chester employed by the private contractor FOCSA struck for a day against a derisory 1 percent pay offer at the end of December.

FOCSA has now withdrawn the offer and has so far made no move to talk to the lorry drivers’ union, the GMB.

The drivers are angry that they are paid £2.75 an hour less than drivers in Ellesmere Port and Liverpool.

Shop steward Billy Connolly said, “We only want harmonisation of pay and conditions.”

Topics

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

Latest News

Make a donation to Socialist Worker

Help fund the resistance
One-off