manufacture - glasgow factory victory


The effectiveness of industrial action combined with public support was clearly shown last month by the favourable pay settlement at the Soapworks factory in Glasgow, which supplies goods to Superdrug and other retailers.

Workers in the Transport and General Workers Union started by banning overtime from end of August. This was followed by a series of 48 hour strikes, which escalated to a one-week strike at the end of September.

The agreement reached as a result of the action was overwhelmingly adopted and included an 11.5% wage rise over 3 years. The regional industrial organiser thanked the people of Glasgow for the support they had shown for the workers over the last three months.