Trouble at mill
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NEARLY 100 drivers at a Manchester textile mill went On strike on Monday in a dispute over Christmas lay-offs.
They claim that they will be laid-off work between December 20 and January 6 but would only receive pay for the three official holidays.
A spokesman for Courtaulds Mill, Chadderton, Manchester, said that they were forced to make the Christmas lay-offs because of a recession in trade.
A spokesman for the drivers, who were members of the TGWU said that during other lay-offs over Christmas better payments had been made,