Lothian Scottish Labour MSP Neil Findlay has voiced his full support for workers on strike today, Wednesday 9th September, at Burtons Biscuit Co in Edinburgh.
The workers have taken necessary industrial action to make their work better and particularly over their employers refusal to improve a “derisory” pay offer.
The company proposed 14 pence per hour pay rise, with the GMB union proposing a 65 pence per hour pay rise for the lowest paid workers in the factory.
Over 200 GMB members will take part in what will be the first of three 24-hour strike actions.
The MSP and the GMB Union are firm that the company must act to ensure a higher pay-rise for the lowest paid to ensure workers are not living on the breadline.
Local Scottish Labour MSP Neil Findlay said:
“I stand firmly behind workers on strike today at Burtons Biscuits. The company have offered a meagre pay rise for the lowest paid meaning that many employees are living on the breadline.
“I urge the company to engage in meaningful negotiations with the GMB trade union and to agree to their proposal for a 65 pence per hour pay rise and make work better at the factory.