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National Grid to ballot over pay

Issue No. 2231

Workers at energy provider National Grid are to be balloted for industrial action over pay.

Bosses have offered 2,500 staff in supervisory and control-centre roles a pay “rise” of 7.2 percent over three years. This would mean a pay cut if inflation continues at the present rate.

The Unison and Prospect unions’ ballot could mean action by a quarter of its staff.

Union members are to vote on whether to work to rule and refuse overtime—at a time of year when such workers are pushed to the limit by their huge workloads.

Unite union members are set to join them, and may ballot for strikes.

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Tue 7 Dec 2010, 18:03 GMT
Issue No. 2231
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