Demonstration supporting HGV drivers striking for union recognition

A protest will be held in Hayle in Cornwall against concrete product supplier Maen Karne, whose HGV mixer drivers are striking over the company’s refusal to recognise their union. Pictures and video of the protests will be available on request. 

The workers requested a voluntary recognition agreement from Maen Karne, owned by the GRS Roadstone group, on behalf of Unite to allow for collective bargaining over pay and conditions, which was rejected. 

When: 10:00 – 13:00, Wednesday, 7 June, 2023

Where: Philps Bakery, Quay Side, Hayle, TR27 4BJ

The drivers deliver fresh concrete across Cornwall and began strike action on 30 May, with the current round of industrial action set to last until Friday 9 June

If the dispute is not resolved strike action will escalate, causing further delays of concrete to construction sites across Cornwall.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Maen Karne’s disgraceful union-busting and dismissive attitude towards its workforce has only strengthened our members’ resolve. Maen Karne needs to understand Unite is not going anywhere – these workers have their union’s full and absolute backing as they fight to have their union recognised, as is their lawful right.”


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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.