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Leather workers take action for decent pay

Community - 16th October 2018

Community members working at the Langs tannery in Paisley are taking strike action as part of their campaign for a fair pay award. Leather workers at the west of Scotland site had previously unanimously rejected the proposal from the Leather Producers Association, only for the company to impose the deal anyway.

 

Speaking ahead of the strike, Community’s Regional Secretary, Steve Farrell said:

 

“Community has repeatedly sought to get back round the negotiating table, even if that means bringing in ACAS conciliation. However, the refusal of management to engage in good faith has left our members with no option but to take industrial action.

 

“We hope this will demonstrate the strength of feeling amongst the workforce, and that the company will accept our offer to reopen negotiations. Community members across the country stand in solidarity with workers at Langs at this crucial moment in their campaign.”

 

A 24 hour strike begins at 6am on Wednesday 17th October, with an indefinite work to rule and overtime ban starting at the same time.