By Jeannie Robinson
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Wincanton B&Q strikers are going all-out to win

Solidarity with the strike is important
Issue 2787
About 12 strikers with Unite union red flags and a banner saying "Profits up 60 percent"

Workers are angry at the bosses’ double-standards

Hundreds of Unite union members at the Wincanton B&Q warehouse in Worksop are now on all out continuous strike. 

The mood is very upbeat on the picket lines. Strikers in are outside the depot from 5am to 11pm in three shifts. 

They know that very little is moving and B&Q stores will feel the impact.  Their anger is fuelled by knowing that B&Q made huge profits all through the pandemic. 

Like many “essential” workers they risked everything to keep the stores going and now are demanding a 6 percent pay rise in line with the official rate of inflation

There is also bitterness at the way some managers who are still working have been treating them.  Solidarity is important. 

Send donations to Unite East Midlands. sort code 60-83-01, a/c 20173975. Give the online reference “Wincanton”

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