Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/708/14113

From The Socialist newspaper, 7 March 2012

MMP workers step up action

Harry Smith

Locked out Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) workers in Merseyside have voted decisively for continued action in their dispute. 139 papers were issued in a secret ballot, following a meeting of the workforce in a nearby hotel, and 138 voted in favour of rejecting the management offer.

An agreement had been reached only weeks ago between Unite and MMP bosses to reduce the number of redundancies the firm had at first wanted - from 49 [out of a total of 149 workers] down to 37. To save the 12 jobs workers had made concessions - losing pay over the next year to the tune of between 1,000 to possibly 2,000.

The MMP 'offer' was a reversion, to not only their original demand for 49 jobs to go, but now, more to go "voluntarily" on top of those.

On the picket line workers pointed out that the loss of such numbers put a question mark over the overall viability of the plant to operate.

MMP insisted that it would not meet the previously agreed redundancy terms. This and the redundancy selection process started the dispute on 10 February. To add further insult to injury MMP managers now claim that they want to discipline up to 15 workers whom managers claim undertook 'provocative' actions around the early part of the dispute.

In anticipation of a hardening of the dispute the stewards have drawn up rotas for a 24-hour picket of the factory.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 7 March 2012:


Fighting the government's attacks

On 28 March: Strike back against the Con-Dems

Trade unions must build mass party

NHS: Axe Lansley's bill!


International Women's Day

International Women's Day 2012

Socialist Party International Women's Day schools


Socialist Party youth and students

Workfare

No cuts, No fees, Bring back EMA

NUS elections - Vote Socialist Students for a fighting student leadership


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Kirklees marches to save child centres

Leeds Tenants Federation opposes Welfare Reform Bill

Become Coventry deputy mayor? Thanks, but no thanks!

Attack on pay defeated at Manchester's NHS Trust

Stop prison guards housing asylum seekers - stop G4S!

Party/campaigns news in brief


Socialist Party workplace news

MMP workers step up action

Unison: Delegates gagged

Anti-blacklisting battle continues on building sites

London election candidate named in employers' blacklist

Workplace news in brief


International socialist news and analysis

Quebec: Students engage in 'indefinite' general strike action

Spain: Thousands in student protests against education cuts

Revolution through Arab eyes - the Factory


Socialist Party news and analysis

A4e - The inside story

Cops and big business robbers

Them & Us


 

Home   |   The Socialist 7 March 2012   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  




Related links:

Merseyside:

triangleObituary: Maureen Mulhearn 1945-2018

triangleHuge support for strikes of bus drivers and train guards

triangleMerseyrail strike over safety: Labour mayor and councillors must reverse their decision

triangleStrike against driver-only operated trains continues

Mmp:

triangleMMP callously announces Bootle plant will close

triangleWorkplace In Brief

triangleAnd the night was not unruly...

triangleMMP packaging: workers still locked out

Unite:

triangleSadiq Khan's bus drivers' London licence doesn't go far enough

triangleLocal government workers' reps reject 2% pay offer

triangleVictory for school cleaners!

Jobs:

triangleSupermarket's slash jobs - union fightback needed

triangleMerseyrail protest

Cheshire:

triangleWest Cheshire Socialist Party: Workers' control and nationalisation explained

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

23/2/18

UCU

Lecturers strike around country in defence of pensions

21/2/18

Strike

German engineering strike puts shorter week on agenda - but could have won more

21/2/18

Cardiff

Cardiff Refugee Rights gig success

21/2/18

Nottingham

Nottingham hospital black alert

21/2/18

East Midlands

Lively discussion at East Midlands Socialist Party conference

21/2/18

West Midlands

Tremendous determination on show at West Midlands conference

21/2/18

Wales

Successful Socialist Party Wales conference sets tone for the year ahead

21/2/18

Bradford

Bradford protests against kids' service cuts

21/2/18

May Day

May Day, May Day! Celebrate solidarity!

21/2/18

Kirklees

Labour councillors push through savage cuts in Kirklees budget

21/2/18

Salford

Save Salford nurseries!

21/2/18

Caerphilly

Victory: Pontllanfraith leisure centre saved

21/2/18

Council

Northants council crisis - protesters demand an end to cuts and privatisation

21/2/18

Leicester

Leicester Uni makes Tory fee tripler David Willetts chancellor - sack Willetts!

21/2/18

UCU

Bosses divided - university pension strikes can win!

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0191 421 6230

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999