Community members at Glen Dimplex on Stoney Lane in Prescot are taking strike action because of no agreement being reached in relation to pay – despite talks being ongoing since November 2022. These workers are skilled manufacturing workers, many of them are earning minimum wage currently. They deserve a pay rise that reflects their service and skillset.
The company’s position is to shorten the working week by an hour and keep workers’ pay the same. Community members do not find this acceptable and believe that pay talks should end with a pay rise.
Gavin Miller, Community Union’s National Officer for Light Industries, said:
“Community members working at Glen Dimplex are a long-serving, loyal and skilled workforce who deserve to be paid a fair wage for their work.“Union reps have tabled several suggestions to try and reach a conclusion to these talks, but company representatives have dismissed all the ideas that have been tabled.“Skilled work should attract skilled pay. Many of the workers on site currently are being paid minimum wage, put simply they deserve better from their employer.”
Community is the union for the light industries, with a long history of representing workers at the heart of manufacturing and production. Community represents members at globally recognised companies as well as many smaller businesses and consumer goods manufacturers. We are a modern trade union, campaigning for a better working world.