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Sugar workers want a sweeter deal

Issue No. 2270

Workers at four British Sugar plants in the east of England are balloting for strikes over pay.

The 250 Unite members’ ballot was set to begin on Wednesday of this week and close on 12 October.

The union wants a pay deal equal to inflation, currently running at 5.2 percent.

“They were offering

3.5 percent with strings attached,” branch secretary Floyd Major told Socialist Worker. “But that was rejected by the members, so we’ve moved to a ballot.”

The plants are in Wissington, near King’s Lynn, Cantley, near Great Yarmouth, Bury St Edmunds, and Newark in Nottinghamshire.

Send messages of support to floydmajor@unitetheunion.com


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Tue 20 Sep 2011, 18:04 BST
Issue No. 2270
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