Peugeot staff agree another strike over pay

workers have announced further strike action over pay and pensions.

workers plan to strike on 7 and 8 March at the car manufacturer’s Ryton Plant,
and their move follows 36 hours of strike action last week.

unions involved – Amicus and T&G – claim that the company’s pay offer is
below the industry norm. The company also wants to increase employee pension
contributions by 1 per cent.

have dismissed the offer after the Peugeot announced a 9 per cent increase in
profits last year.

not acceptable that Peugeot, who has posted a large increase in profits in
2002, is seeking a sub-standard pay deal for our members. A pay deal that
includes taking a sizeable chunk of the increase away to fund pensions that
Amicus members already pay for," said Derek Simpson, Amicus joint general

said he wants to meet the company’s leadership in a bid to halt the dispute.

By Paul Nelson

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