With strong picket lines grinding production to a halt, it's time Severfield PLC listen to its workforce, says GMB Union

A strike at Severfield will go ahead tomorrow (Friday 26 May) after workers rejected a revised pay offer.

Workers at the company this week began industrial action in a dispute over the derisory pay offer made by management.  

With strong picket lines resulting in production grinding to a halt, Severfield offered staff at the Thirsk site another deal, which did not meet our members expectations and fell far short of what they deserve.

GMB balloted members and 97 per cent voted to reject the new offer.  

Ben Kirkham, GMB organiser, said: 

“Severfield PLC really needs to listen to its workforce. 

"Our members have consistently voted time and time again to reject the company's offers. 

“With our picket lines holding strong and 97 per cent of the staff voting to reject, it’s time the top brass understand that we won’t back down. 

"Our members deserve a decent pay rise. 

“It’s time that the directors look to their own eye-watering bonuses and realise that Severfield workers deserve a fair share.”


Media enquiries: GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at [email protected] or Ben Kirkham 07958 156841



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