Four of the 149 workers locked out of the Mayr Melnhof Packaging plant in Bootle near Liverpool have been sacked following sham disciplinary procedures.
A further 48 have been issued with redundancy notices, in addition to the initial 49 redundancy against which workers were taking official action when they were first locked out over a month ago.
The Bootle workers are now organising a flying “community picket” to visit the company’s plant in Deeside, Mobilising the solidarity of the Deeside workers could be crucial to the Bootle workers’ dispute.
The picket will take place from 11:30am-2pm on Saturday 31 March at MMP, Fourth Avenue, Deeside , Industrial Park, Clwyd CH5 2NR.
Bring placards, banners and loudhailers.