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Ardagh Glass workers strike to smash low pay

Issue No. 2365

Workers at Ardagh Glass in Barnsley, Doncaster and Knottingley in Yorkshire and Irvine near Glasgow were set to begin a month of strikes on Friday of this week.

They are members of the Unite union and demand a pay rise above inflation.

At Irvine, strikes will affect different shifts on 10, 11, 12, 16 and 19 August and 1, 2, and 6 September.

At Barnsley, strikes will affect different shifts on 9, 10, 12, 15 and 27 August.

At the Knottingley and Doncaster sites, strikes will affect different shifts on 9, 10, 15 and 23 August and 2, 3 and 8 September.

All day shifts at Knottingley and Doncaster will be affected on 12 August and 9 September.

Ardagh employs about 1,300 workers and made £65 million profit last year.

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Tue 6 Aug 2013, 16:22 BST
Issue No. 2365
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