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West Midlands mayoral candidate Sion Simon joins Topshop strikers at their Solihull picket line on Sunday

Monday, February 27, 2017

West Midlands mayoral candidate Sion Simon joins Topshop strikers at their Solihull picket line on Sunday

West Midlands Labour mayoral candidate Sion Smith will join Topshop strikers at their Solihull picket line on Sunday.

Workers at Spectrum for Arcadia, a division of the DHL Logistics Supply Chain, in Solihull are walking out on Friday February 24 and Sunday February 26 after their claims for a real living wage were turned down. [1]

Hard-working staff at the depot handle online deliveries for the shamed peer’s Arcadia empire, including Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Burton Menswear into chaos.

During Mr Simon’s visit there will be music and food in a show of solidarity on the picket line.

Siôn Simon, Labour's candidate for West Midlands Mayor, said:

“People on the lowest incomes - working hard for their families, are all-too-often the most vulnerable when it comes to their employment rights at work.

“To me it’s very clear cut, the likes of Philip Green should be doing the right thing and paying staff a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

“Taking industrial action is never a decision that working people take lightly.

“After all, it cost them their day’s wage.

"And it is that day’s wage that has driven employees of at Spectrum for Arcadia to stand up and take a stand.

“Fair play to them.”

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