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Dagenham Tesco distribution staff to take strike action over pay

Date: 02 May 2018 Workers in Tesco’s Dagenham distribution centre are to take 24 hour strike action commencing on Thursday 17 May 2018 and running into Friday, 18 May. The strike action is taking place as a result of a dispute over the 2017 Pay Review.
Usdaw hopes that the company will now bring forward a suitable offer so that industrial action can be averted to avoid disruption.
 
Dave McCrossen - Usdaw Divisional Officer says: “Usdaw has engaged positively with Tesco for over a year in an attempt to find a mutually acceptable settlement for the 2017 Pay Review. Unfortunately, the company have refused to improve upon their initial offer which was worth less than 3%.
 
“Industrial action is always a last resort and the decision to call a strike has not been taken lightly. Usdaw remains open to further discussions and hopes that the company can make an offer which is acceptable to the membership”
 
Notes for editors:
 
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 430,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 28% over the last decade. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the Union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.

The formal strike ballot of 545 members was conducted by an independent scrutineer (Electoral Reform Services), which opened on Monday 26 March and closed at noon on Friday, 13 April. Turnout in the ballot was over 70% with 63% voting in favour of industrial action.
 
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