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Workers Accept Six Per Cent Pay Increase

Wednesday October 9 2013




WORKERS at a Barnsley glass factory have accepted an improved pay offer - worth six per cent over two years.

An offer of 5.5 per cent was on the table but had been rejected by the workforce at Ardagh Glass, Monk Bretton.

Unite, which represents many of Ardagh's staff, said 80 per cent had voted in favour of the improved package.

Employees called off a threatened strike last month after managers made the improved offer.

Tas Sangha, Unite's deputy regional secretary for Yorkshire, said: "Unite and the GMB union had intense talks with the firm which resulted in an improved pay offer."

An Ardagh spokesman said: "We welcome the outcome of extensive discussions and thank the trade unions for working with us to outline the accepted two-year pay proposal."

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Reply Posted by Tom on Wednesday October 9 2013 at 11:18
Let's hope the workers living costs don't rise by 5.5% or more, so they actually get a pay increase in real terms and claw back some of the losses inflicted upon the working man since the recession/depression began.

Our government needs workers to strike for higher wages to drive inflation. Then we can inflate the national debt away, before blowing up some new debt based economic bubble/ponzi scheme, then we can go back to boom and bust, instead of permanently being in a bust.

Reply Posted by Monty Williams on Thursday October 10 2013 at 09:38
Tom your just an idiot what Nob could ever make a comment like that.