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Topshop Distribution Workers Hold Cyber Monday Strike

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Topshop supply depot workers are advocating for better pay.

According to GMB, a U.K. general union, staff at Spectrum for Arcadia organized a strike at the distribution center in Solihull on Cyber Monday. Over 50 workers lined up outside of the depot to call out former BHS boss Sir Philip Green for failing to settle a minimum wage dispute.

“It’s a disgrace that ‘Sir’ Philip Green who holds the purse strings on this DHL contract and has enriched himself on the backs of these loyal workers is refusing to put a sensible offer on the table,” GMB organizer David Warwick said. He added, “I sincerely hope he takes some time from sailing his luxury yacht to reconsider his position and pay his workers enough money for a decent standard of living.”

Read more at Sourcing Journal.