Ed Leach – Usdaw Area Organiser says:
“Industrial action is very much a last resort, but the unanimous vote to strike shows the strength of feeling among our members on this issue. It is disappointing that the company has pushed this dispute to the point of industrial action, which will not be resolved until an agreement is reached on the value of the shift premium pay for unsocial hours. We urge the company to move their position to avoid this industrial action and disruption to the business.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
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