United Kingdom -Workers Barking and Dagenham on strike against wage cut -March 18, 2015

The major wage cut would leave them €1385 worse off per year.

Frontline workers employed by the Barking and Dagenham municipality are on strike against a major wage cut, which would leave them €1385 worse off per year. The cut follows years without pay rises, meaning that the workers have already suffered a loss of purchasing power. The strike action received widespread support from inhabitants. Bin lorry drivers taking strike action from 18 until 20 March and 7 and 8 April, however, may yet find their protests disturbed after learning that the city council has hired security guards and dogs to oversee the sites where actions are planned.

English: http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/b-and-d-strikers-shocked

 

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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