The 3 -week strike of 280 Unite members at the Huntworth ARGOS warehouse is still on, after ACAS talks broke up on Thursday without agreement.
Bridgwater Trades Union Council is asking all local trades unionists to show their solidarity over the next few days by helping give out the Unite strike leaflet , helping give out the Bridgwater TUC solidarity leaflet, turning up for the Unite ARGOS strike picket SOLIDARITY HOUR on Tuesday 29th August from 1.30pm to 2.30pm and sending messages of support/solidarity to the Bridgwater Unite ARGOS striker.
WHY ARE WE ON STRIKE?
A number of months ago, Argos announced that it was transferring out its site at Magna Park to a third party contractor Wincanton it then subsequently announced it was shutting the site at Magna and transferring the work to Kettering nearly 30 miles away.
- IT IS NOT UNREASONABLE TO ASK FOR A RELOCATION PACKAGE IF THE SITE YOU ARE WORKING AT IS SHUT AND WORK MOVED MILES AWAY
- IT IS NOT UNREASONABLE TO ASK FOR AGREED REDUNDANCY OR SEVERANCE TERMS IF LOYAL WORKERS CANNOT TRANSFER
- IT IS NOT UNREASONABLE TO MAINTAIN A LINK WITH THE ECONOMIC EMPLOYER ARGOS
- IT IS NOT UNREASONABLE TO ALLOW A DEMOCRATIC BALLOT TO TAKE PLACE FOR WORKERS TO DECIDE HOW THEIR TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE NEGOTIATED