WORKERS WHO waived their pay rises for three years to help their troubled engineering company have voted overwhelmingly for a strike. Around 60 staff are planning to walk out for 48 hours from 15 April at ABB in Sunderland.
Amicus shop steward John Buckley says, 'We bent over backwards to assist the company. The staff are extremely disappointed that their loyalty has not been rewarded.'
Workers have rejected a pay offer of 3 percent, with Amicus members voting to push for a 5 percent increase plus time and a half overtime. ABB is one of the biggest engineering companies in Europe.