Workers at the Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside face the loss of almost three hundred jobs – just after the company won a new £619 million contract. Unions have accused the company of seeking to increase its casualised workforce and pad its profits.
Today the shipyard’s union members will show solidarity in a mass walk-out at 3pm to draw attention to the company’s actions and the increasing move by employers toward casual labour with greatly reduced protections and benefits.
Members walk out #CammellLaird gates together at 3pm. Please send a message of solidarity ✊️ or share this #TurningTheTideOnCasualisation pic.twitter.com/XBnJXMyBY3
— Unite North West (@Unite_NorthWest) November 23, 2018
Union members voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in a recent ballot.
If you are within reach and able to join the workers in their protest, please go to Cammell Laird at Campbeltown Road, Birkenhead CH41 9BP to show solidarity. If you can’t get there, then send them a message of support on Twitter via the hashtags shown above and tag in Unite North West.
Cammell Laird declined to comment.
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