Lisa Nandy Backs Workers at Wigan’s Oldest Factory
Workers at the Darlington Street East plant had agreed to defer pay increases from 2007 and take a reduction in their working week from 37 hours to 24 hours in order to help the company through the recession. However, at its latest pay negotiations management refused to budge on a pay increase for this year.
On Friday of last week, members of Unite the Union were joined by Wigan MP Lisa Nandy who spoke to members of the picket line and offered shop stewards and reps her support in negotiating with management.
“I was deeply concerned by what the workers told me. I met people who had given 25 years service to the company and clearly had not taken this decision lightly.
I have offered them my support to bring this dispute to a swift and satisfactory resolution.”