Polyflor dished out £24 million to shareholders, GMB members deserve a proper pay rise too
Almost 200 workers at a Manchester floor company are staging three weeks’ solid strike action,
Staff at Polyflor Ltd, in Manchester, will down tools until 14 October.
Pickets will be staged from 8 to 10am and 4 to 6pm, Monday to Thursday, outside the factory on Radcliffe New Road, M45
Workers voted to strike over a pay dispute. Shortly after they received a message from the company saying ‘process shifts for process workers continue to be suspended...please do not turn up for your shift(s) from 6am on Monday 5th September.’
The company is a leading manufacturer of vinyl floor coverings.
Stephen Boden, GMB Regional Organiser, said:
“These dedicated workers are suffering from the worst cost of living crisis in a generation, rising interest rates and a crumbling economy.
“They need help from the company, and instead their getting vindictive attacks.
“Polyflor has money – it dished out £24 million to shareholders.
“The workers who prop up the company need a proper pay rise too.”