Workers have rejected a below-inflation pay offer at Bentley Motors in Crewe.
Global sales at the firm have increased by more than 30 percent since last year. And Bentley has won £4.7 million funding from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
But it still wants to give nearly 4,000 workers below-inflation pay increases of 4 percent next year and 3 percent the year after.
Stewards from the Unite union recommended that workers accept the offer.
But workers voted to reject it by a marginal majority.
The union is now seeking further talks with the company over a new deal, but Bentley have told local newspapers that their offer was “final”