Downloading PDF. Please wait... Issue 2207

Steel workers at Corus reject offer

This article is over 12 years, 0 months old
Corus steel workers in Scunthorpe rejected an improved pay offer on Wednesday of last week.
Issue 2207

Corus steel workers in Scunthorpe rejected an improved pay offer on Wednesday of last week.

The unions have been in talks since the company offered a 1.5 percent annual rise and a one-off payment of £200 per worker last month.

The new offer was not revealed, but the unions confirmed it was an improvement on this.

Mick Fell, chair of the Scunthorpe multi-union committee, said talks had made “progress” but the offer wasn’t good enough.

The unions want a “substantial” pay rise, in line with inflation.

It is also demanding a 35-hour working week and extended holidays for the 4,000 steelworkers.

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

Latest News

Make a donation to Socialist Worker

Help fund the resistance
One-off