WORKERS at a glass factory will strike after rejecting the firm's pay rise offer.

Employees at Ardagh Glass in Monk Bretton refused their 5.5 per cent, two-year pay deal - and the company's refused to budge on their offer.

There has been a 24-hour strike on different shifts starting this week and a 24-hour stoppage on September 21.

An overtime ban will also commence from September 16-23.

Tas Sangha, from the union Unite, said: "This is a highly profitable company and could well afford to be more generous."

The company, who employs 400 people at its Monk Bretton site, made £65million in pre-tax profits in 2012.

A spokesman for the company said: "We're disappointed by this outcome. We respect and value our employees and currently pay typically double the UK's average wage to our factory employees."