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Ardagh Glass workers win improved pay rise

Issue No. 2375

Manufacturing workers at Ardagh Glass have won an improved pay rise after threatening strikes.

Bosses had to keep improving pay offers after workers in the Unite union rejected them. As one worker told Socialist Worker in August, “They have upped two ‘final’ offers so far—we have them on the run.”

Some 80 percent of workers have now accepted a 6 percent rise over two years.

Ardagh is expected to make £69 million pre-tax profit this year. It could have been made to give more.

But this shows workers can win better pay deals.


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Tue 15 Oct 2013, 18:10 BST
Issue No. 2375
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