TATA Steelworks Contract Cleaners Strike

14th February 2011

Around 70 contract cleaners, working for OCS at the TATA Steelworks in Port Talbot, South Wales are taking part in 2 days of strike action in a dispute over pay.

Alec Thraves spoke to Tony Eley, Community Branch Secretary on a determined picket line at the Margam site:

"Our members are on the minimum wage at the moment and all we want is a decent wage. We have been negotiating with OCS over the past few months but are not getting anywhere. We've had great support today from our members who have been on the picket line since 5.30am. Other contractors have also been supportive and we are determined to get away from a minimum wage so that we can have a better standard of living".
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