Ed Leach – Usdaw Area Organiser says:
“During the last fortnight we have called off strike action twice to allow for further talks and for the company to make an offer. The offer was put to a ballot which concluded today. The majority of our members rejected the company’s offer therefore strike action will take place at 7pm today.
“We are disappointed that the company has indicated at this stage there will be no change to their position. If this is the case, then further stoppages will follow.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 380,000 members. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemical industry and other trades.
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