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Issue No. 1768

SCOTTISH POWER workers have started a ballot on strikes against attempts to cut jobs and worsen conditions. The 1,700 workers involved, who work both in Scotland and in Scottish Power's subsidiary in Merseyside and North Wales, are fighting plans to force a section of workers into a new company.

This would be a joint venture with building firm McAlpine. Scottish Power has already hived off other sections of workers in metering, retail and technology. In every case the result has been a disaster with pay cuts and conditions worsened.

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Sat 29 Sep 2001, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1768
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