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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 December 2021
Worksop Wincanton depot strike builds
Unite the Union, photo Paul Mattsson, photo Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
After a week on strike, followed by a week's overtime ban, 460 Unite members at B&Q's main depot in Worksop are back out on strike for another week.
Prices keep going up so a pay rise that's at least in line with inflation is essential. Workers' determination to win after years of low pay rises is high. 200 attended a union branch meeting and voted unanimously to step up the action. Instead of alternate weeks, the strike will be continuous.
Meanwhile, the drivers, employed by GLX, are going through a dispute procedure and may well be balloting for a strike in the next few weeks. It will strengthen all workers at the site if both strikes take place together.
A non-stop stream of horns blare out as traffic passes. Noticeable is that most working drivers - from ambulances to British Gas vans to lorries - are hooting.
Jon Dale, Mansfield Socialist Party
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In The Socialist 15 December 2021:
Tory cuts and privatisation leave NHS in crisis
Unions must fight for Covid workplace safety
Councils to make workers pay, again
Assange faces extradition
Global inequality grows
What we think
Split Tories and spineless Starmer
End of the USSR
The legacy of the collapse of Stalinism
Stonewall attacked by the establishment
Sharon Graham: 100 days as Unite general secretary - the challenges ahead
Fighting union leadership needed to win NHS pay rise
Support tube workers fighting back
South Wales Stagecoach victory
Yorkshire Stagecoach strikers confidence growing
Welcome support for striking Scunthorpe scaffolders
Guards fight for their grades on CrossCountry rail
London colleges victory
Coventry bin workers strike against Christmas holiday cut
Sheffield couriers escalate and spread action
Uni support staff strike ballot
Tesco strike action latest
Barts health workers to strike for a pay rise
Worksop Wincanton depot strike builds
Sudan: End military rule and poverty
Nana's eviction: Community vs heartless Labour council
London solidarity protest: Rio Tinto out of Serbia
Save St Mary's Leisure Centre in Southampton
Why we joined the Socialist Party
Selling the Socialist - Waltham Cross and Boscombe
Posters, car boot and socialist guided tour - some ideas to raise funds
TV review: Vaccine Wars: The Truth About Pfizer
Christmas quiz of 2021
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