MEPs support Barbour strike

09 January 2015

Along with my fellow Labour MEP Jude Kirton-Darling we are supporting the strike at Barbour.

I joined the striking workers at Barbour this morning because the company is looking to change shift patterns which would make life difficult for many workers. For instance the proposed last shift of the day would finish after the last bus. The staff I met there are hardworking and dedicated to the company. I was pleased to hear that the company are going to start to negotiate with staff on Monday at ACAS and hope that those discussions are successful. 

Do you think the North East needs its own voice in the EU exit negotiations?

Latest Tweets

This is a climate emergency announcement: for a Read more here:… https://t.co/LXx1LgN6Va 18 hours 33 min ago
RT : Remember if you are seriously ill today but cannot bear the loss of your democratic voice you can apply for an EMER… https://t.co/MaIByhcAQY 20 hours 36 min ago
RT : Tomorrow's front page: For them..vote Labour https://t.co/FQ4I2u8Uwd https://t.co/4v2E3LFnTz 1 day 4 hours ago
“I was fleeing violence and the Home Office mentally abused me. Returned me to my home country to face further viol… https://t.co/TFLTfYO5mm 1 day 21 hours ago
One of the team is at the conference today at . Hearing, listening and discussing vi… https://t.co/dGZqzvwtHK 2 days 21 hours ago

Sign up to our Newsletter