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Tunnock's strike settled

Issue No. 2224

Strikes at Tunnock’s bakery in Lanarkshire have ended after the union came to a new pay deal.

The workers will now get a 2.5 percent increase backdated to the start of July, followed by a 2.5 percent rise from next July.

It comes after more than 300 Unite union members struck on two days last month in protest at a paltry 1 percent pay offer.

They also then voted to reject a 2 percent offer and threatened more strikes.

The 2.5 percent offer was accepted by a “significant majority”, the union said.

The bakery makes teacakes and caramel wafers.


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Tue 19 Oct 2010, 18:53 BST
Issue No. 2224
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