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Yorkshire Purchasing to strike over payment methods

Issue No. 2057

Some 340 members of the Unison union at Yorkshire Purchasing in Wakefield are set to take strike action after bosses imposed how they are paid.

The first one-day strike is set for 11 July. Over 70 percent of workers voted for action after management refused to enter into meaningful negotiations over a plan to pay the workers on a monthly instead of weekly basis.

One worker told Socialist Worker, “People are furious at the way that Yorkshire Purchasing imposed the changes to the wages day.

“It was the tipping point over a whole range of issues which people are angry about.”

The company has an annual revenue of £270 million. It supplies schools, colleges and universities and a 100 local authorities.

In the run up to the strike workers are producing a leaflet in Polish about the dispute for the 50 agency workers at the firm.

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Tue 26 Jun 2007, 18:38 BST
Issue No. 2057
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