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Topshop supply strike gives Sir Philip Green ‘bloody nose’ with Cyber Monday GMB picket

Monday, November 28, 2016

 

TOPSHOP SUPPLY STRIKE GIVES SIR PHILIP GREEN ‘BLOODY NOSE’ WITH CYBER MONDAY GMB PICKET

Union members brave near-freezing conditions after walking out over minimum wage dispute.

Workers at a Topshop supply depot braved near-freezing conditions to form a picket a “lively, good-spirited” picket at 5am this morning.

GMB members at Spectrum for Arcadia, a division of the DHL Logistics Supply Chain, walked out this morning on 'Cyber Monday', one of the busiest online retails days of the year, over their battle for a living wage.

More than 50 workers formed up outside the depot in Solihull after accusing the former BHS boss of “breath-taking arrogance” following his alleged indifference to the strike. [1]

David Warwick, GMB Organiser, said:

“I am very proud of all the GMB members who stuck up for what they believed in and gave Philip Green a bloody nose this morning.

"While he was no doubt sunning himself on his luxury yacht, they formed a lively, good spirited picket in conditions that felt more like Siberia than Solihull."

“Hopefully the billionaire former BHS boss will now do they right thing, and give our hard-working members a decent, living wage.”

Contact: Contact: David Warwick on 07957 266751

[1] http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/topshop-boss-sir-philip

Initial press release available here: http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/disgraced-ex-bhs-boss

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