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Usdaw members at BCM Fareva vote decisively for industrial action after rejecting a pay freeze at the Nottingham manufacturer of Boots products

Date: 02 December 2020 Usdaw members have voted in favour of industrial action in a formal ballot at BCM Fareva in Nottingham, after the company’s final offer of a pay freeze for the 2020 pay review was overwhelmingly rejected.
Daniel Adams - National Officer says: “Usdaw members have voted decisively in favour of industrial action, with turnout well above the 50% legislative threshold. It is extremely disappointing that we have been forced into this position by BCM Fareva’s refusal to put any offer other than a pay freeze on the table, or to make any serious attempt to reach a negotiated resolution to this dispute.
“Industrial action is always a last resort, but BCM Fareva employees deserve fair investment in pay and recognition of their tireless work over the year, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic. We call upon the Company to get back round the negotiating table and make a fair offer before our members are left with no choice but to take strike action later in December.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 400,000 members. Membership has increased by more than one-third over the last couple of decades. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.
For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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