Fears of brick shortages as workers announce strike action.

Posted by Jon Parker-Dean
Thursday 16 November 2023
GMB Trade Union - Fears of brick shortages as workers announce strike action.

Workers at Blockleys bricks have voted for walk outs

GMB Union has today announced that workers at Telford’s Blockleys Bricks will walk out in a dispute over pay.

Blockleys, part of the construction giant Michelmerch, is a major provider of construction materials across the Midlands.

The announcement comes after workers overwhelmingly backed strike action after two years of consecutive real terms pay cuts for workers.

As much as 80 per cent of the company workforce is expected to walk out, with four strike days set for 28 November and 4, 11, 18 December.

Chris Hoofe, GMB Organiser, said:

"GMB members have been driven to this point by company managers unwilling to see sense on pay.

"Workers have kept the company afloat through good times and bad, all they’re asking for is a fair share and a pay packet that covers the bills.

"Walkouts will see disruption across the company and Blockleys top brass must ask themselves if they’re willing to risk brick shortages as a result."

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