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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 September 2021
Weetabix - workers have had enough
Engineering workers, members of the Unite union, will walk out for 48 hours from 21 September at two sites - Kettering and Corby, both in Northamptonshire.
This action will be followed by strikes on Tuesday of every week until 30 November.
New contracts pushed by the company will mean changes to engineers' shift and working patterns, which would result in some workers being up to £5,000 a year worse off.
These changes were rejected by 82% in an industrial action ballot.
Sharon Graham, the newly elected general sectary of Unite said: "If Weetabix decide to go down this route and overstep the line, then I will absolutely defend members."
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In The Socialist 15 September 2021:
What we think
We need a new political party for workers and youth
What's behind the worker shortages, and what can be done about it?
Social care plans: A sticking plaster instead of surgery
Hands off the Universal Credit uplift
Unite young and old to defend the pensions triple lock
Climate change, capitalism, and the struggle for socialism
Youth and students
We won't pay for capitalism's failings
Scrap tuition fees - end university marketisation
Returning to campus: Students need to fight
Campaigning for socialism at Oxford Brookes Uni
Youth Fight for Jobs launches campaign in Brighton
NSSN trade union rally reflects working-class anger to fight back
Oaks Park school: Redbridge Labour council backs strike-breaking bullies
Save jobs and services - nationalise rail
Weetabix - workers have had enough
Carmarthenshire Unison: 'Recognise our union!'
Goodlord dispute: Labour's leadership weasled out of backing strike action
Take the wealth off the super-rich to fund: NHS and social care, pay and benefit rises
Deaths of despair: Health crisis - capitalism in the dock
On the frontline, and still fighting for the NHS
Solidarity to the striking workers at Charité and Vivantes hospitals in Berlin
Putting socialism on the map in Chichester
Reclaiming Pride as protest in Nottingham
Fighting fund target reached: Help us continue to raise our banner and programme
Nuclear Folly: A New History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
TV review - Grenfell: The Untold Story
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