Unite the Union protest outside of Grimsby MP’s office
Protesters from Unite the Union are heading down to Grimsby MP Lia Nici’s office after months of silence.
Workers at the British Steel site in Scunthorpe took 12 weeks of strike action in 2021 after claims that Actavo have been paying them 15 per cent below the agreed rate.
Angered by the MP’s lack of involvement, strikers will be heading to her office this afternoon to demand answers.
So far, five MPs – including two Tory MPs – have written to Actavo and British Steel in attempts to resolve the issue. Ms Nici is not incuded in this list.
At 1 pm today the strikers will descend on the MPs office down Freeman Street demanding answers.
Last year workers took 12 weeks of strike action outside the British Steel site in an attempt to be paid the correct ammount.
As of January 26 the workers once again took up action as the issue still hasn’t been resolved.
Unite regional officer Richard Bedford said: “Lia Nici the MP for Great Grimsby is having trouble standing up for her constituents employed by Actavo. They are being underpaid and Lia Nici has refused to help.
“The Conservatives have promised to level up the North. Levelling up isn’t just about big infrastructure projects it’s about good jobs and decent pay, especially when the UK is in the middle of a cost of living crisis.
“Other MPs, Labour and Conservative, are intervening on behalf of their constituents and have written to Actavo and British Steel. Instead of washing her hands of responsibility it’s time for the MP for Great Grimsby to support her constituents.”
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