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From The Socialist newspaper, 1 April 2015
Workplace news in brief
Food workers' victory
Two hundred and seventy workers at the giant multinational Refresco-Gerber in Bridgwater, Somerset have won a victory against reductions in terms and conditions after a series of strikes from January to March.
The Unite members had also called for a march and rally, which had been expected to number 1,000, with supporters from across Somerset, Devon and Bristol, including a contingent from Exeter.
Victory saw sick pay and six month shift pay protection reinstated, and a contentious shift pattern removed. The workers won due to their persistence and unity, and their support from the wider trade union movement.
Sean Brogan, vice-president Exeter trades council (personal capacity) and TUSC candidate, Newton Abbot
Right royal mess
PCS civil service union members working at Windsor Castle are being balloted for industrial action in demand of better pay. Some workers are paid as low as £14,400 a year. If the 120 union member vote 'yes', we could see the first ever royal staff strike.
Drivers that transport disabled children to school and play clubs are due to strike for 24 hours on Thursday 2 April to stop their pay being slashed by 50% to £12,000 a year.
The Unite members, employed by Hackney council in East London, voted by 100% to take action and plan a second walkout on 16 April.
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