Workers consider Rover pay offer

An
amended pay offer aimed at ending a pay dispute at Land Rover is to be
considered by workers.

Thousands
of employees at the company’s plant in Solihull, West Midlands, have staged two
24-hour strikes in recent weeks after rejecting a two-year deal worth 6.5 per
cent.

Unions
have been pressing for a bigger settlement, arguing that Land Rover workers
deserved parity with wages at Jaguar – also owned by Ford.

Dave
Osborne, national officer of the Transport & General Workers Union, said:
"Further negotiations have taken place between the unions and management
in an attempt to resolve the current dispute."

"It
is expected that a consultative ballot of the unions’ members will be held to
determine their views. No recommendation will be made by the unions," he said.

By Ross Wigham

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