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From The Socialist newspaper, 21 March 2012

MMP packaging: workers still locked out

MMP Packaging workers locked out, photo Stillshooter

MMP Packaging workers locked out, photo Stillshooter   (Click to enlarge)

149 workers at Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) in Bootle, Merseyside have been locked out of their workplace in a dispute with management over planned redundancies.

Workers have picketed the main-gates, initially by day, but since March have progressed to 24-hour pickets on a shift system that mirrors their attendance on any normal working day or night.

Workers knew that some redundancies would be made but these were going to be on a voluntary basis.

Now management have come back with an even worse offer and proposals and a lock-out to add to the uncertainty.

Workers at MMP in Deeside are currently balloting whether to join the dispute.

Messages of support can be sent to: mayrsmerseypeople@gmail.com

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