May I offer you full support and total solidarity on behalf of the Vauxhall Motors Ellesmere Port Unite shop stewards committee and all our members working at the plant.
We wish you well in your dispute with Woodgroup for a fair and just settlement .
JOHN K COOPER
GM Manufacturing UK
Letter of support from Utility Workers of America Union
July 21, 2016 To the Members of Unite the Union at Wood Group in the North Sea Via Email at email@example.com
Dear Brothers and Sisters: I am writing on behalf of the working men and women of the Utility Workers Union of America to express our full support and solidarity with the struggle by the members of Unite the Union working for Wood Group at Shell oil and gas platforms in the North Sea. We deplore in the strongest possible terms Wood Group’s demands to impose severe pay and allowance cuts on the members of Unite the Union and also RMT, and urge that management must immediately drop these unfair proposals and enter into good faith negotiations for fair collective agreements for these workers. We also fully support the industrial actions planned by oil and gas workers at Wood Group in response to management’s intransigent and unjust bargaining demands. Please keep us informed about your progress in this dispute and concerning any solidarity actions that we can undertake to support your cause.
D. Michael Langford