Newcastle energy workers vote to strike

Posted by GMB Admin
Friday 11 November 2022
GMB Trade Union - Newcastle energy workers vote to strike

Workers at Baker Hughes are desperate

Workers at a Newcastle energy company have voted to strike in anger at a real terms pay cut. 

More than 200 workers at Baker Hughes, in Walker, will now take formal industrial action. 

Strike dates. will be announced in the coming days. 

GMB members at the company - makes pipelines for the oil and gas industry – have overwhelmingly turned down pay offers of as little as four per cent. 

With inflation at 12.3 per cent, both offers amount to massive real terms pay cut. 

Michael Hunt, GMB Organiser, said: 

"Workers at Baker Hughes are desperate. They’re struggling to make ends meet and feed their families.  

“Four cent won’t touch the sides. 

“This is a multinational company making vital pipes for the energy sector. They make a lot of money and have orders for many years to come. 

"It’s time they invest some of the cash into the workforce to help them through the cost of living crisis.” 

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