Thursday, 9 July 2009
NO TO CASUAL LABOUR.
I spent the afternoon supporting our fellow dock workers in Great Yarmouth along with over 100 other people from our industry. Dockers travelled from Goole, Hull, Thamesport, Southampton, Tilbury, Immingham,Grimsby, Ipswich and Felixstowe( I hope I haven't missed any ports out.)
We heard a very passionate speech from Steve one of the workers loosing his job.
After the protest I had chance to have a look at a copy of the new contract that the workers were offered. No wonder they ripped it up.The working day can start anytime within a 24 hours period anytime within 7 days. Job descriptions that are so ambiguous that they weren't worth putting on paper. I know where I'm better off and I won't be applying for a job at Great Yarmouth docks.
We need to stand together and not let things like this happen.