Six-week strike at Peterborough brick maker

Workers at a brick makers in Peterborough are due to start a six-week strike today.

Members of the GMB union at Hanson Brick are taking action in a row over holidays.

Regional organiser Rachelle Wilkins accused management of reneging on a deal over the number of days the 200 workers were entitled to take.

A company spokesman said: "We have a contingency plan in place to ensure the factory continues to run and production is not disrupted."