Tag: Gateshead

  • Victory for Kone Strikers!

    Victory for Kone Strikers!

    The escalation of strike action across the country by around 300 engineering service workers has thwarted attempts by bosses from Kone using a tracking system as a disciplinary tool.   The Finnish owned company were intent on using unreliable “spy in the cab” technology.  In one case the data showed that an engineer was supposed…

  • Gateshead Kone workers step up action

    Gateshead Kone workers step up action

    Kone workers on the Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead have escalated their action from a series of one day strikes to a two week all-out stoppage.  The strikers all feel this has been necessary because of the company’s lack of commitment to finding a settlement.   Unite have urged the bosses of the Finnish owned company…

  • Support the Gateshead Barbour 4-week strike

    Support the Gateshead Barbour 4-week strike

    Workers from Barbour’s Gateshead warehouse are on four weeks of strike action against the imposition of changes to their terms and conditions. On Friday 9 January around 100 strikers and supporters from the FBU, Unison, BFAWU bakers union and others participated in a march to Barbour’s South Tyneside HQ. One of the strikers commented that…