Cwmbran biscuit workers on strike today

SOME workers at Burton’s Biscuits in Cwmbran are striking today, in a row over pay.

Members of the Unite union will strike for a 32-hour period from today – one of four days of action called after the union rejected a pay rise offer.

The union says a one per cent offer for 2011 and two per cent offer for 2012 was unacceptable and that the company has adopted a “take it or leave it” approach.

Burton’s Biscuits said Unite’s figures did not reflect the proposed offer, which it said was 1.5 per cent for 2011 and an additional one per cent performance-related bonus for 2012.

A spokeswoman said the firm was disappointed a compromise could not be reached with the 49 members, which was only six per cent of its employees. Disruption would be kept to a minimum.

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12:04pm Tue 22 May 12

denlexx2 says...

keep it up lads with you all the way
keep it up lads with you all the way denlexx2

12:51pm Tue 22 May 12

ncfcr says...

Crunch talks are these really, I think they'd be a bit jammy to get more than 2%. They'll feel like the cat who got the (custard) cream if they do though.
Crunch talks are these really, I think they'd be a bit jammy to get more than 2%. They'll feel like the cat who got the (custard) cream if they do though. ncfcr

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