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Oxford University Press workers escalate strikes

Issue No. 2225

Workers at the Oxford University Press (OUP) Corby warehouse were to strike for 72 hours from Wednesday over pay.

This would be the 84 Unite union members’ third strike—following a 48-hour one last week and 24-hour action the previous week.

The union pushed the action back from Monday as “the chapel [workplace union branch] feels this will be more effective,” said Unite national officer Steve Sibbald.

OUP offered a 2 percent rise, but the warehouse staff want 4.2 percent to make up for the pay freeze they endured last year.

Workers have recently rejected a new 2.5 percent offer.

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Tue 26 Oct 2010, 17:31 BST
Issue No. 2225
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