Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Strike Action this week

We have been notified of three disputes resulting in strike action this week. Please send messages of support for these striking comrades as follows: These are:

25th January - Unilever, Burton on Trent, pensions strike
“Unilever can afford to sustain the current pension scheme unchanged due to the profitability of the company.
The Trade Unions are able to put forward constructive alternative proposals on pensions, but these have never been considered by Unilever.
That is why union members are seeking talks with the company possible under the auspices ACAS. The strike action is to secure these talks.”

Burton Factory
Wellington Road,
Staffordshire, DE14 2AB
Commencing at 05:00 hours on Wednesday 25 January, 2012
Concluding at 04:59 hours on Thursday 26 January, 2012
Messages of support for Unilever strikers to : Gerard Coyne, Unite Regional Secretary, gerard.coyne@unitetheunion.com

25th January - Montgomery School, Birmingham, on Academy status
On Wednesday 25 January members at Montgomery Primary School in Sparkbrook, Birmingham are taking strike action against forced conversion to academy status.
As you know, messages of support make a real difference to members in action.
NASUWT members who are teachers at the school will be on the picket line from 8am to approximately 9.15am. Paula Roe, NASUWT Senior Vice-President, and Anne Brimacombe, Birmingham teacher and National Executive Member, will be available for media interviews.
The public meeting will be held at 7.30pm at the Community Hall, Sparkbrook Islamic Centre, Sydenham Road B11 1ND on Thursday 26 January.
‘Messages of support for Montgomery members’ Anne.Brimacombe@mail.nasuwt.org.uk
 26th January - Remploy, Chesterfield
The Remploy workers in the Chesterfield factory (and in the Springburn factory in Glasgow) have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action over the semi privatising of their factories.
A new Company has been formed R Healthcare which is a partnership between Remploy and a firm called Webster’s which is a large private Orthotics firm. Non disabled apprentices have been taken on and also non disabled shop floor workers have also been taken on. These appointments have been made on terms and conditions that are considerably inferior to those we enjoy in Remploy.
The first strike day will take place on the 26th of January starting at 6-00 am in Chesterfield and 7 30 in Springburn.
The site address is:
Remploy Ltd
Sheffield Road Chesterfield S41 8NJ
All Trade Unionists and activists are welcome on the Picket lines
Messages of Support for Remploy workers should be sent to
Kevin Shand GMB Rep in Chesterfield kevin.shand@remploy.co.uk
Phil Brannan GMB Rep in Springburn Philip.brannan@remploy.co.uk
James Stribley Regional Consortium member Yorkshire jamesstribleygmbyorkshire@hotmail.co.uk
 07525136396For further Information Contact
Les Woodward National Convenor and Trades Council Coordinator

Please copy the TUC in to any messages of support at aweaver@tuc.org.uk

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