Workers with combined 4,000 years of experience to walk out following assault on redundancy payments
More than 200 long-service workers have voted overwhelmingly to strike at GKN Sankey in Telford following a months-long onslaught on redundancy packages and pay.
The wheel manufacturing company - which made RAF Spitfires during World War 2 - has repeatedly refused to negotiate with their recognised trade union, GMB.
The strike will begin on Monday July 5, with more dates to be announced.
Stuart Harrison, Regional Organiser said:
“This ballot result sends a clear message to the company: GMB members won’t tolerate your heartless behaviour.
“These workers have a combined experience of four thousand years but are having their futures threatened.
“GKN Sankey must commit to protecting the hard-won rights of their workers and start showing them the respect they deserve.”