United Kingdom -Glass workers on strike demand serious pay offer -June 17, 2014

Over hundred employees of Tyneside Safety Glass went on a seven day strike starting from 16 June. The workers at two sites of the company that makes laminated glass for bus windows and windscreens voted in favour of industrial action after rejecting what they called a “paltry and insulting” pay offer.

Over hundred employees of Tyneside Safety Glass went on a seven day strike starting from 16 June. The workers at two sites of the company that makes laminated glass for bus windows and windscreens voted in favour of industrial action after rejecting what they called a “paltry and insulting” pay offer. Management had offers a three year deal including a 3% rise in the first year and 2% in the second and third years, but attached other changes affecting wage in such a way that the deal was effectively self-funding. The workers, who witnessed the company’s highest paid director receiving a 14% pay rise in 2013 and saw £750,000 from the company’s account  being shifted to the owner’s trust fund, have reacted outraged and demand a serious offer. The seven day strike that started on 16 June is complemented by a continuous overtime ban.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/glass-workers-strike-over-paltry-pay-offer

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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