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Bentley Motors reject pay offer

Issue No. 2283

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”

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Tue 13 Dec 2011, 17:13 GMT
Issue No. 2283
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