St Helen's glass factory faces strike

Posted by GMB Admin
Monday 26 June 2023
GMB Trade Union - St Helen's glass factory faces strike

A St Helen’s glass cord manufacturer faces industrial action over pay.

More than 170 workers at NGF Europe have voted to down tools following a final offer from the company of 5.65 per cent plus as £850 non-consolidated payment.

Workers at other nearby NGF sites have been given a 6.75 per cent pay rise.

Initial strike dates are as follows:

  • 0600 2 July – 0600 4 July
  • 2100 8 July – 2100 10 July
  • 2100 13 July – 2100 14 July

A majority of 90 per cent of GMB members who voted supported strike action.

Stephen Boden, GMB Organiser, said:

“This industrial action is a result of NGF putting profits before its workers”.

“The site is profitable with sales revenue up year on year.

“Other sites in the local area have been given more and St Helen’s workers are rightly angry.

“But it’s not too late for management to listen to workers and get back round the table with us to work out a fair deal.”

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