JJB sports warehouse strike cancelled

A proposed six-day strike at sports retailer JJB Sports has been called off after workers voted to accept an improved management offer.

Neil Holden, Lancashire organiser of the GMB union, said members at a JJB warehouse in Wigan voted by a narrow margin on Thursday to accept the new offer.

Workers, who had threatened to walkout on16 December followed by four more in December and one in January, voted by 51.7% to 48.25% to accept the offer

But Holden warned that management and unions would have to work harder during 2006 to unite the divided workforce.

The strike action could have hurt JJB Sports’ Christmas plans as the warehouse supplies all of its 430 shops across the UK.


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