Leather firm staff strike over pay row
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.”