Thursday, 20 September 2012

"An injury to one is an injury to all!"

Argos is being hit by strikers around the
country including Bridgwater
Yesterday was the first of a four-day strike by hundreds of Unite Bridgwater ARGOS warehouse workers.

The protest strike concerns a vicious attack on workers' pensions, similar to that perpetrated by Uniliver at their factories, including Walls Ice Cream at Gloucester, earlier in the year.

I attended the Unite picket line yesterday on behalf of the Bridgwater Trades Union Council.

Support for the strike, which also includes four other ARGOS distribution depots, was excellent, with very few crossing the twenty-strong picket/members support line.

Wincanton PLC drivers who work at ARGOS have been subject to threatening letters, should they stop their lorries on the picket line let alone refuse to cross. Solidarity is therefore important.

Local trades unionists are welcome at Huntworth-off the M5 slip road-any time during /Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. (The depot closes on Saturdays)

Please try and find time to make that solidarity visit!

If you can't make either the picket line or the store leaflet, you can send an E-mail message of support to me ( and I will pass it on.