Friday, November 10, 2006

Corporate capitalism and violent scabbing: JJB warehouse strikers update

I posted about this impending strike a couple of weeks ago. Three JJB warehouse strikers were injured on the picket line by a truck delivering goods. The GMB said it would press for criminal charges against the driver of the lorry. The driver deliberately collided with the canopy of a GMB promotional trailer. The trailer was shunted into the strikers and three union members were injured, one needing hospital treatment.

Two further strikes have been called by the GMB next Wednesday and Thursday for better pay and against the bonus system. There are also protests to be held at various JJB outlets in 10 cities across the UK. There will also be protests by Wigan Football Club fans tomorrow and a benefit has been organised next month.

Victory to the JJB strikers!