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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 November 2021
Plant engineers pay dispute
Entrance to Doosan Babcock, Dudley Photo: Jaggery cc-by-sa/2.0 (Click to enlarge)
The entire shop floor workforce at power plant engineers Doosan Babcock in Tipton in the Black Country took two days strike action after the insult of below-inflation pay deals were added to by the injury of wage arrears.
One worker told us: "Our wages have been slipping further and further back each year. This is a multinational company that made £5 million in profit last year."
Another added: "If the cost of living keeps going up because the government want the likes of us to pay for Covid, we won't be the only ones out on strike!"
Nick Hart, Black Country Socialist Party
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Pay freeze lifted for civil servants - prepare now for the struggle for a decent rise
NEU: Strategy needed to bring members together to take national action
Oaks Park school strike spurred on by head's lies
Scunthorpe scaffs strike into fifth week
Unite leaflets supermarkets to build support for Weetabix fire and rehire strike
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Sexism, safety and the profit system
Sudan - mass protests and general strike against coup
Chile: International solidarity campaign to free political prisoners
Vaccine inequality - the ugly face of capitalism
Hunger strike in Calais for refugee rights
Protests against Sudan coup reach Britain
The Socialist 3 November 2021 |
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