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Workers Refuse Pay Offer

Tuesday September 17 2013

Workers set to take action at glassworks Workers set to take action at glassworks

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."

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Reply Posted by king louis on Tuesday September 17 2013 at 15:07
(Google average wage for UK it's £31,309) so the glass company say that they pay each of their employees £62,618.00 per year?..... I DONT THINK SO!

Reply Posted by Mark on Tuesday September 17 2013 at 15:55
Google is talking balls i think. Just my opinion maybe im wrong but i dont know many people who ern 31 grand a year

Reply Posted by Out of dough on Tuesday September 17 2013 at 16:12
Maybe they should take note of what has just happened to us lot around the corner and just be glad they are in a job....just saying!

Reply Posted by louis genius on Tuesday September 17 2013 at 16:45
before you comment READ THE ARTICLE the comment read twice the national average for factory employees... now go back to google and try again

Reply Posted by lol on Tuesday September 17 2013 at 18:15
they want sacking after trying to burn factory down.

Reply Posted by Mick on Tuesday September 17 2013 at 20:19
Why did WAB delete my earlier comment? This story is out of date. The strikes are off after a new offer of 6% over 2yrs was tabled. Union are recommending it is accepted.

Reply Posted by Glass bottle on Tuesday September 17 2013 at 20:47
Correct Mick. This is old, recycled news. Unless of course the Ardagh employees are the last to know they should have been taking part in an overtime ban last night.
If WAB know better they should inform Unite union.