SP Graham workers report overwhelming support from punters in fight against poverty wages

DMM1 Strike action across all SP Graham outlets in NI set for Grand National Day – Saturday April 9th

April 4th: Davy McMurray, Unite officer for staff in SP Graham bookmakers confirmed the strong support received by staff from punters:

“Unite members working in SP Graham bookmakers have been overwhelmed by the support offered by their customers for their fight against poverty wages. Completed petitions by punters promising to boycott the employer have been coming in to our offices all week ahead of the planned strike on Grand National Day (April 9th).

“This Saturday will be the third day of industrial action taken by our members and will demonstrate the continued determination of workers to win a Living Wage.

“SP Graham Ltd is a highly successful bookmaker. It can well afford to pay their workers decently. The current pay offer leaves workers just nine pence an hour above the bare legal minimum and was overwhelmingly rejected by the workforce. It’s time management got serious about sharing their business’ success with their workforce”, Mr McMurray concluded.

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