Cumbrian engineering workers to strike for 24 hours in pay dispute
- Friday 29 March 2019
Workers at TSP Engineering Ltd in Workington, Cumbria will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday (3 April) in a dispute over a ‘paltry’ pay offer.
More than 90 workers, members of Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, will strike at the Curwen Road site from 00.01 on Wednesday.
Unite members voted by 90 per cent for strike action and by 96 per cent for industrial action short of a strike, after rejecting a one off £450 payment (in lieu of two per cent back pay from April 2018) and four per cent from April 2019.
Unite regional officer Ryan Armstrong said: “Our members are going to strike for 24 hours on Wednesday as they are deeply unhappy with a paltry pay offer that does not reflect the soaring cost of living.
“Wednesday’s strike could lead to further industrial action, however, Unite’s door is open 24/7 for constructive talks to resolve this dispute and reach a fair settlement for our members.”
Unite members include crane drivers, electricians, fitters, machinists, mechanics, platers, team leaders and welders.
Notes to editors:
On its website the company says: ‘TSP Engineering is an important supplier to the nuclear sector and other key industries, known for building on its heritage in the steel industry to supply today’s clients with designs, fabrications and solutions that take our innovation and expertise and apply them to your business needs.’
For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on: 020 3371 2065
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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.