Yorkshire Citizens Advice strike. Photo: Iain Dalton
Yorkshire Citizens Advice strike. Photo: Iain Dalton

Trelleborg workers win improved pay

Over 100 Unite members at Trelleborg Vibration Solutions in Leicester, who took continuous strike action from 11 July, have settled after winning an improved pay offer. Yet again, determined action by a group of workers shows that by fighting  you can make gains you wouldn’t have done otherwise.

Although it didn’t match the 10% pay claim, it was the third offer forced out of the bosses.

One came after the threat of strike action and another after they had been out for ten days. The deal, accepted by a vote of 79-33, means 8% in the first year, plus a £750 cash payment. The second year of the deal is provisionally only 3%, but with a get-out if CPI inflation is higher than 5%.

Coventry bin workers ballot for strike action again

In 2022, Coventry bin workers in Unite the Union waged a six-month strike against a ruthless Labour council to win a decent pay rise.

Despite wasting over £9 million fighting their HGV drivers last year – much more than it would have cost to settle the dispute – the cutting council is now seeking to impose an end to the industry-standard ‘task and finish’ operating system.

Workers will not accept this further attack and have successfully balloted for industrial action.

Camden parking wardens strike march

Camden Unison members who work for NSL parking enforcement services started indefinite strike action on 24 July and Socialist Party members marched with them on 5 August.

Yorkshire Citizens Advice workers strike

Over 60 Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice workers took strike action for the first time on 31 July. The members of Unite voted for strike action after the charity refused to increase pay in line with National Joint Council (NJC) scales operated by local authorities, as has been the norm for the last 20 years. The NJC has recommended a consolidated payment of £1,925 for all grades for 2022.