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The Socialist 3 November 2021 |
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Plant engineers pay dispute
Entrance to Doosan Babcock, Dudley Photo: Jaggery cc-by-sa/2.0 (Click to enlarge)
The entire shop floor workforce at power plant engineers Doosan Babcock in Tipton in the Black Country took two days strike action after the insult of below-inflation pay deals were added to by the injury of wage arrears.
One worker told us: "Our wages have been slipping further and further back each year. This is a multinational company that made £5 million in profit last year."
Another added: "If the cost of living keeps going up because the government want the likes of us to pay for Covid, we won't be the only ones out on strike!"
Nick Hart, Black Country Socialist Party