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Leather workers continue to take action for decent pay

9th November 2018

“I am proud to be branch secretary for such a strong group of people…”

Yesterday evening, Community members working at the Langs Tannery in Paisley completed a two day period of strike action as part of their campaign for a fair pay award.

The strike began at 6am on Wednesday 7th November and lasted for two days, this was a result of the company imposing a deal that had been unanimously rejected by workers.

Community members at Langs pictured at the picket line with Regional Organiser for Community Scotland Margaret Wotherspoon

Speaking this morning, Branch Secretary of Langs Tannery, Paul Rush said:

“I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thanks on behalf of myself and my colleagues at Langs Leather to everybody who showed their support during a difficult two days.

“The workers from Langs have stuck with it whilst our employer has continued to throw major hurdles in our way, I am proud to be branch secretary for such a strong group of people.¬†

“The challenge is still there to overcome, but with the support of our colleagues from across the union it makes everything easier. And now, after some doubts, I feel this is something we can and will win.”

A further period of strike action is planned for the end of November, lasting 4 days.