August 25, 2006 11:47 ET

Amicus condemns DURA's decisions to bring in 'scabs' to break strike

LONDON, ENGLAND--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 25, 2006) - Amicus have been told that the Dura Automotive Systems are to bring in workers from France, Germany and the Czech Republic to break the strike.

Amicus members at Dura began indefinite strike action on Wednesday 23rd August after failing to agree redundancy terms.

Commenting on the decision Amicus Regional Secretary for Wales, Cath Speight, said:

"If this is true it would appear that the company would rather pay to bring overseas and agency workers to break this strike than pay reasonable compensation to loyal long serving Welsh workers.

"The law has changed so workers cannot have a secondary picket but it's OK for employers to bring in scabs to break the strike.

"This would be a disgraceful exploitation of these workers and an example of the worst of American Strike breaking tactics."


Contact Information

  • Amicus
    Cath Speight
    Regional Secretary for Wales
    01792 470434 / 07958 511576
    Ashraf Choudhury
    Press Office
    020 7420 8914 / 07980 224761