South Wales faces festive Flogas shortage

Posted by Jon Parker-Dean
Wednesday 20 December 2023
GMB Trade Union - South Wales faces festive Flogas shortage

GMB Union members at Flogas at Llandarcy have downed tools for two more weeks of strike action

The move by workers has led to shortages of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Liquid Nitrogen Gas (LNG) shortages during the festive period across South West Wales, GMB has said.

This is the second batch of action as nearly 20 workers at gas giant’s depot in South Wales downed tools back in November.

After months of negotiation, workers voted to strike with a majority of more than 80 per cent.

The following day, Flogas announced redundancies at the site.

Peter Hill, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

“We urge Flogas to come back to the table with our members. It can’t be right that they are paid less than their colleagues in England for doing the same job.

“The last thing our members want to do at this time of year is stand on a freezing picket line in the cold, but they have little option.

“The majority of the depot is closed, which will again unfortunately cause disruption to the supply of LPG across South West Wales.”

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