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The Socialist 9 October 2019 |
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Sainsbury's strikers win
Socialist Party members, including Usdaw president Amy Murphy (fourth from left), supporting striking Waltham Point Sainsbury's workers, 25.7.19, photo Sarah Sachs-Eldridge (Click to enlarge)
Sainsbury's workers who took two 24-hour strikes at Waltham Point distribution centre have forced the bosses to concede on the main issue of the dispute - changes to sickness policy.
Usdaw shop workers' union members walked out on 27 June and 25 July, with a third strike at the end of September called off after the company backed down. Dozens joined the picket lines and were supported by Socialist Party members including Usdaw president Amy Murphy and Usdaw members from other stores and companies.
This strike is an example of the fightback needed to defend pay, terms and conditions across retail and push back the supermarket bosses. And it shows workers can win!