This action is part of 10 pickets mounted around the country in support of warehouse workers in dispute with the company. Dave Whelan, the multi-millionaire owner of Wigan Athletic FC and the boss of JJB is alleged to have used recruitment agency strike as scab, which is against the law. The workers are fighting for a living wage, and reasonable bonus targets. They currently receive £200 a week, in addition to another £20 bonus which many workers have argued is impossible to make out.
They have taken a series of 24hr strike days, and plan a 48hr action next week. On the same day JJB workers will be holding a protest at Wigan Athletic's JJB Stadium.