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(en) Freedom 6404 22 Feb, 2003 - Industrial news

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2003 08:33:20 +0100 (CET)

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Ground crews celebrated victory on 8th February after
bosses dropped plans to cut allowances and introduce
changes to conditions of employment. The 700 baggage
handlers, all members of the GMB, are employed by
handling company Aviance. They'd recently voted
overwhelmingly to strike over what they called 'bully
boy tactics' by managers trying to railroad changes

Nearly 400 bus workers marched to the offices of the
Greater London Authority on 12th February to demand
pay parity with their colleagues on the Underground.
Bus drivers earn an average £18,000, compared to
£31,000 for drivers on the Tube. Activists in their
union, the T&G, said pay levels had dropped since
privatisation in the 1980s.

Railway victory
Over 2,500 drivers at the country's largest rail freight
company suspended a series of strikes on 13th
February, after winning an increased offer on pay and
conditions. More than two hundred English, Welsh and
Scottish Railways (EWS) trains had been cancelled
during the previous 48-hour strike, which began on 8th
February. Activists in both the RMT and ASLEF said
the workers were protesting at long hours and low pay.
The new EWS offer will result in a cut in hours to 35 a
week in a year's time, with a payrise of over 7% within
two years.

Over 5,000 workers at Peugeot plants in Ryton and
Tile Hill went out on 13th February, in response to
what they called a "wholly inadequate" pay offer. The
24-hour strike was also held in response to a
management attempt to increase employee pension
contributions. T&G members at the plants pointed out
that the company had previously awarded itself a
pensions holiday to allow it to speculate more on the
stock exchange. Partly funded by this subsidy from the
workforce, Peugeot UK shareholders enjoyed profits of
£250 million in 2002.

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