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Iceland strike suspended

Management have offered new talks after Christmas and strikes scheduled for this week will not take place

Issue No. 2031

The strikes planned at Iceland's depot at Enfield, north London, have been called off. A majority of T&G union members at the plant accepted an offer from DHL, the company that runs the operation, to restart serious talks on 29 December.

This concession, when previously bosses had said there was nothing to discuss, is clearly a response to fears of the strikes' impact in the run-up to Christmas. However, some strikers felt it might also be a manoeuvre to get past the major trading period after which action might be less immediately effective.

Iceland workers have fought magnificently and must keep a careful eye on any attempt to deny them justice now. Their unity and defiance of intimidation should be an inspiration to all.

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