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Nestle staff want more than buttons

Issue No. 2196

Nestle workers throughout Britain are being balloted for industrial action in a row over a pay freeze.

Members of the Unite, GMB and Usdaw unions are taking part in a postal “straw poll” asking them to consider a further ballot to begin a process of industrial action.

Nestle bosses rejected a claim for a 2.5 percent increase saying it would be irresponsible to raise wages in “tough times”.

Union spokesperson John Kirk said that workers had submitted a “reasonable pay claim” after accepting pay freezes in 2007 and 2008.

The current ballot will close on 23 April.

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Tue 6 Apr 2010, 18:32 BST
Issue No. 2196
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