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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 April 2021

Bristol Water walkout

Bristol Water picket line April 2021, photo Roger Thomas

Bristol Water picket line April 2021, photo Roger Thomas   (Click to enlarge)

GMB members at Bristol Water took strike action on 6 April for fair pay.

The company has imposed a pay freeze and no increase to pension contributions, despite Bristol Water's essential workers risking their health and that of their families to keep the taps on during the pandemic.

75% of workers voted for action and more action is threatened.

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