SHOP floor workers at a South Yorkshire steel rod and wire factory have walked out for days in a dispute over pay.
Fifty staff at BRC Barnsley, who are members of the Community steel workers’ union, are taking part in the strike after being refused a pay rise for a second year running.
The strike at the firm, based on Whaley Road, Barugh, started on Thursday and is due to continue until Tuesday.
It is to be followed by a work to rule and overtime ban.
The factory does not operate over the weekend.
Community’s regional officer, Phil Sullivan, said: “We have done everything to avoid this dispute but management refuse to budge. Our members feel that after two years of zero pay rise enough is enough.”
BRC Barnsley produce a range of steel rod and wire manufacture and the employees involved are all shop floor workers.
Pay rises are normally due in January of each year – but the last was in January 2009.
The company was unavailable for comment.