Leather firm staff strike over pay row

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Work­ers at a longestab­lished leather com­pany went on strike yes­ter­day for the sec­ond day in a row.

Around 30 tan­nery staff at W J & W Lang, in Pais­ley’s Seed­hill, downed tools for a two-day walk­out over pay and con­di­tions.

At the root of the dis­pute is the work­ers’ three per cent pay rise de­mand.

They say this was re­jected by the com­pany, who in­stead im­posed a 2.5 per cent rise on them.

Steve Far­rell, of the Com­mu­nity Trade Union, said:“Talks have bro­ken down en­tirely be­tween the work­force and man­age­ment.”

W J & W Lang is part of the Scot­tish Leather Group and pro­duces high-qual­ity leather prod­ucts for high-end cars and other busi­nesses.

A com­pany spokesman said:“Scot­tish Leather Group is dis­ap­pointed that th­ese work­ers are tak­ing this in­dus­trial ac­tion.”

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