Peugeot workers to strike over pay

Peugeot
car workers are to strike in February, following a vote by members of the
Transport and General Workers’ Union.

Union
members at Peugeot’s Ryton plant near Coventry voted to take strike action
after rejecting a two-year pay offer from the company.

The
union said that Peugeot, one of the most successful car makers in the UK,
should come back to the negotiating table to reach a settlement.

Dave
Osborne, T&G national secretary for the car industry said today: "As a
consequence of the positive strike vote, the Peugeot Joint Negotiating
Committee met this morning and unanimously decided to call for a one-day
strike.

"The
company should take notice of the wishes of the workforce who are seeking an
improved offer. The unions are ready to talk at any time and we urge Peugeot to
return to the negotiating table to reach a settlement and avert what could be a
damaging dispute."

By Quentin Reade

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