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From The Socialist newspaper, 13 November 2019

Westex strikers read the Socialist

Westex Carpets strikers displaying the Socialist front page

Westex Carpets strikers displaying the Socialist front page   (Click to enlarge)

Members of Unite the Union at the Westex Carpets factory in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, have been on strike for two months in their ongoing dispute over pay.

On their latest picket line, strikers bought copies of the Socialist newspaper and agreed with our front page headline: "Bosses rip us off"!

The strike began on 20 November after workers rejected a minimal pay rise which was then withdrawn by the company.

Trade unionists should keep donations going into the strike fund:

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