Sunday, February 18, 2007

UNISON MP backs GMB strikers

I’m glad to see John McDonnell MP, UNISON member and Labour leadership contender, piling in behind striking GMB members in Enfield.

Seventy, mostly North African migrant workers who are members of GMB Union and who work for National Car Parks (NCP) on the parking enforcement contract in Enfield held a third day of six days of strike action on Saturday 17th February 2007 - and organised a stall in Enfield town centre to lobby residents over the NCP's refusal to recognise GMB for bargaining on pay and conditions.

John McDonnell supported the strikers in person last Wednesday and reported on his blog that “support for the strike was 100% solid - the workers had voted 100% for strike action on an 85% turnout - and this was evident in the great atmosphere of solidarity on the picket line.”

We need unity between different trade unions to take on anti-union employers, and I wish the GMB members good luck in fighting for their rights.

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