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Billingsgate Protest Is Chance For Union To Flex Muscles

THE fish men of London’s Billingsgate Market in London are demonstrating against planned changes to the way the market is run by the City of London Corporation. Members of Unite at the historic market said they were fighting for their jobs because of proposed changes to the licensing of employees. namely the porters. Says the union:

“Licensed porters are central to the character and success of Billingsgate market. Their knowledge of the market, understanding of products, sizes and grades as well as commitment to the job make porters the life and soul of the market. The Corporation of London’s changes, if implemented, will damage how the market functions, ruin Billingsgate and destroy the market’s heritage. Unite is arguing there is absolutely no reason to suddenly change what has worked for centuries.”

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Posted: 3rd, August 2010 | In: Money | Comment