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Breakthrough at Anglian Windows

Issue No. 2059

The strike action at Anglian Windows has been called off after workers voted to accept a deal that will see a change in the company's pay structure.

The long-running dispute has centred on Anglian's policy of piece-rate payment, with employees demanding it be replaced by a structure that includes a basic rate of pay plus a productivity bonus.

The interim agreement means that negotiations over what the basic rate of pay will be are set to continue, but in the meantime the industrial action has been called off following agreement with the company that such a system will be introduced.

“We welcome the deal and the opportunity to negotiate a proper basic rate of pay backed up by the productivity bonus scheme that will be fair to both the workers and the company,” said Ivan Mercer, the Norwich organiser of the GMB union.

A union spokesperson added: “We have only recently received recognition at Anglian Windows but the people who worked there and decided to join our union have been absolutely determined to see this through.”

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Wed 11 Jul 2007, 16:53 BST
Issue No. 2059
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