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Issue No. 1847

THOUSANDS OF workers at the Longbridge MG Rover car plant in Birmingham rejected a measly 2.2 percent pay offer and voted overwhelmingly for industrial action this week. TGWU union members voted three to one for industrial action and three to two for strike action.

Amicus members voted three to two for industrial action excluding strike action. The anger was fuelled by the recent announcement of the chief executive's salary package of £500,000 plus bonuses and the fact that the company is making huge profits.

One worker summed up the mood at the plant: 'We've had enough. There has been attack after attack for ten years. We're sick of being treated like cattle. We know they've got the money and we're prepared to fight for it.'
Christine Lewis

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Sat 19 Apr 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1847
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