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USA: Around 1,000 Striking Verizon workers march on Boston01:36

USA: Around 1,000 Striking Verizon workers march on Boston

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April 22, 2016 at 07:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over a thousand workers of US communications giant Verizon marched from Copley Square to the Verizon destination store in Boston, Thursday, during a strike over job security and wages.

The strike was called by an association of Verizon Workers in the US. Protesters held banners while marching through the city. An activist that addressed the crowd said of Verizon, "they wanna take benefits away, they wanna outsource our jobs, they wanna take pensions away. Enough is enough, this is an attack on workers and the middle class."

As well as concerns over wage security, other disputes arose out of Verizon's reported decision to move jobs out of the US and to the Philippines, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The company's outsourcing of work to non-unionised contractors has raised concerns among workers.

Almost 40,000 Verizon workers walked off their jobs and joined the strike on April 13 in what is considered the largest workers strike in the US in many years.

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Over a thousand workers of US communications giant Verizon marched from Copley Square to the Verizon destination store in Boston, Thursday, during a strike over job security and wages.

The strike was called by an association of Verizon Workers in the US. Protesters held banners while marching through the city. An activist that addressed the crowd said of Verizon, "they wanna take benefits away, they wanna outsource our jobs, they wanna take pensions away. Enough is enough, this is an attack on workers and the middle class."

As well as concerns over wage security, other disputes arose out of Verizon's reported decision to move jobs out of the US and to the Philippines, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The company's outsourcing of work to non-unionised contractors has raised concerns among workers.

Almost 40,000 Verizon workers walked off their jobs and joined the strike on April 13 in what is considered the largest workers strike in the US in many years.

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