Victory for workers at British Gypsum after pay threat

Posted by GMB Admin
Friday 1 April 2022
GMB Trade Union - Victory for workers at British Gypsum after pay threat

After an indicative ballot showed overwhelming support for strike action, bosses backed down

Bosses at British Gypsum had attempted to renege on a pre-agreed pay deal – but workers actions have forced them into a u-turn. 

In 2021 GMB signed a two year pay deal with the company that meant this year’s pay award would be directly linked to CPI. 

After the company attempted to renege on this deal, the GMB went to indicative ballot. 

On a 93% turnout, 97% voted for strike action – forcing the company to back down and agree to honour the pay award in full. 

Charlotte Childs, GMB National Officer, said: 

“The company came for working people’s pay and conditions – and they failed. 

“They failed because British Gypsum workers stood together and stood firm. 

“It is thanks to their efforts that they have kept their pay in pace with rampant inflation in the cost of living crisis.” 

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