Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1008/27902

From The Socialist newspaper, 5 September 2018

Liebherr Sunderland strike continues

Liebherr Sunderland picket line, photo Elaine Brunskill

Liebherr Sunderland picket line, photo Elaine Brunskill   (Click to enlarge)

Elaine Brunskill, Northern Socialist Party regional secretary

Members of general unions Unite and GMB working for Liebherr in Sunderland are striking to improve their hourly rate of pay.

The strikers took eight days of industrial action in August and are walking out for eight more in early September.

For a number of years Liebherr, which is a global company, has promised to improve pay once the company is doing better.

So when workers saw Liebherr's boast of a record-breaking global turnover in 2017 of almost 10 billion, they felt the company should come good with their 'jam tomorrow' promises.

Managers have clearly been attempting to intimidate the workers on the picket line by taking photos of the strikers.

So strikers decided to have a bit of fun! They set up music through their megaphone. Once the managers (having again taken photos) began to walk away, the strikers played the theme tune from comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. One of the managers was livid!

The strikers are having a lot of success stopping deliveries to the company. This has included the postal worker and milkman, who both refused to cross the picket line.

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


In The Socialist 5 September 2018:


What we think

Unions must lead in fight to kick Tories out

Labour: Blairite wreckers must be given the boot

Theresa May's 'Chequers deal' mauled by Johnson and EU: fight for a socialist Brexit!


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Fight racism, fight capitalism!

Legal Costs Fund Appeal launched for former Derby TUSC election agent

Birmingham Socialist sales success

Obituary: Stan Herschel


Socialist Party news and analysis

Tory and Blairite racist policy is behind Windrush fatality

Self-harm soars among young: fight the mental health crisis

Them & Us

Capitalism in crisis: news in brief

What we heard


PCS union

PCS union: build the fight for a pay rise and against austerity - re-elect Chris Baugh

DWP: PCS union builds fightback on pay

PCS members in Land Registry demand 6% pay rise


International socialist news and analysis

Germany: violent attacks in Chemnitz - how can the far right be stopped?


Workplace news and analysis

Shop workers hungry for 10 an hour now and an end to zero-hour contracts

Guards continue fight against driver-only operation following Merseyrail victory

Higher education ballot: vote Yes and strike for pay and equality!

Housing workers walkout forces improved pay deal

Liebherr Sunderland strike continues


Opinion

A day in the life of a carer: "I am having trouble feeding my children on my wages"

The Socialist inbox

GDPR data laws: Punishing workers for human mistakes


 

Home   |   The Socialist 5 September 2018   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Sunderland:

triangleSunderland: Resolute Liebherr workers in pay strike

triangleTGIFriday workers at Stratford, London. TGI staff at a number of restaurants have been on strike against cuts in their tips.

triangleFar-right thrown out of Newcastle

triangleEnthusiasm for socialism at freshers fairs

triangleLocal elections 2014: A good base for TUSC to build on

Strike:

triangleUCU Wales suspends FE strike action

triangleVeolia waste workers vote for action in Cheshire

triangleStrike action saves jobs at Cammell Laird shipyard

triangleMidwives go on strike in New Zealand

Unite:

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleBlairite Birmingham steps up union-busting and two workforces plan strikes

triangleCammell Laird shipbuilding workers strike against job cuts on merseyside

Pay:

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleHull council workers fight to protect sick pay

GMB:

triangleSpontaneous hull walkouts stick two fingers up at Tory anti-trade union laws

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

13/12/18

Strike

UCU Wales suspends FE strike action

12/12/18

Domestic violence

Women's Lives Matter national meeting - a determination to fight cuts to domestic violence services

12/12/18

London

Jobs and homes not racism - kick the Tories out!

12/12/18

TUSC

New twist in Derby TUSC election agent case

12/12/18

Socialist Students

Socialist Students LJMU victory

12/12/18

Union

Workplace news in brief

12/12/18

Cheshire

Veolia waste workers vote for action in Cheshire

12/12/18

Hull

Hull council workers fight to protect sick pay

12/12/18

Hull

Spontaneous hull walkouts stick two fingers up at Tory anti-trade union laws

12/12/18

Chris Baugh

Select Chris Baugh as Left Unity AGS candidate

12/12/18

Shipyard

Strike action saves jobs at Cammell Laird shipyard

12/12/18

Airport

'Stansted 15' - outrageous guilty verdict

12/12/18

Fighting Fund

Give us a bumper Christmas cash boost!

12/12/18

Liverpool

Liverpool seafarers demand better conditions

5/12/18

CWU

WHSmith: hands off our Post Offices!

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: 0784 114 4890

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


December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999