48 hour walkout begins at iconic Derbyshire glass firm.

Posted by GMB Admin
Wednesday 24 May 2023
GMB Trade Union - 48 hour walkout begins at iconic Derbyshire glass firm.

GMB union members at glass manufacturer Pilkington Plyglass have begun a two day walkout in a dispute over pay.

Workers at the firm have manufactured glass for iconic buildings worldwide, such as Dubai’s Palm Tower and the Stonehenge visitors’ centre.

The company have been criticised for disparity in pay between Pilkington sites, with workers in Derbyshire reportedly offered a pay package £750 less than counterparts in other parts of the UK business.

Workers will down tools on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 May.

Norma Kerr, GMB Organiser, said:

“GMB members at Pilkington Plyglass undertake essential and highly skilled work producing glass for iconic buildings across the world.

“This is a multi-national company, offering workers here in Derbyshire £750 less than those a few miles up the road.

“Our members have been forced to the picket line to fight for the fair pay they so clearly deserve.

“If Pilkington top brass thought GMB members were going to accept this sitting down; those expectations are about to be shattered”.

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