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Strike vote over pay freeze at National Physical Laboratory

Issue No. 2199

Members of the Prospect civil service workers union at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are voting on strikes after the Serco company tabled a 0 percent pay offer.

Management have dubbed this a “pay pause”. This is despite the company being valued at £2.7 billion with record profits of £194.7 million last year. 

Workers have recently experienced a wave of redundancies after the government cut £4.5 million from the NPL’s budget for specific areas of measurement.

NPL is a centre of excellence for developing the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology to help British industry.

The ballot ends on 11 May.

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Tue 27 Apr 2010, 18:51 BST
Issue No. 2199
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