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VIP Polymers Strike

Friday, June 21, 2013

Second Day Of Strike Action At VIP Polymers Huntingdon On Wed 26th June In Dispute Over Cuts In Pay And Conditions

Members are digging in for a long haul on this as there seems no prospects of an early resolution of this dispute says GMB.

50 GMB members at VIP Polymers in St Peter’s Road, Huntingdon are taking second day of strike action on Wednesday 26th June in a dispute over cuts to pay and conditions of employment. This second day of strike action will be a 24 hour stoppage like the first day on Monday 3rd June.

In April these GMB members were told by the company that they face a 10% pay cut and a severe erosion in their terms and condition of employment and that if they do not accept these cuts that they will be sacked. There was an official strike ballot and they voted in favour of strike action to resist these cuts.

VIP Polymers make rubber seals used in the waste and drainage industries.

Alan Costello, GMB Organiser, said, “Unfortunately another day of strike action is required as the company are still refusing to negotiate about this 10% cut in pay. A pay cut is simply not acceptable to members.

Members are digging in for a long haul on this as there seems no prospects of an early resolution of this dispute.”

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Contact: Alan Costello, GMB Organiser on 07974 250946 or GMB Press Office: 07974 251823 or 07921 289880 or 020 7391 675556.

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