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Issue No. 1687

In brief

  • THE SACKED Sky Chefs workers at Heathrow Airport have been offered a new deal. But it is far worse than the one that collapsed recently. Workers should reject it. Lufthansa, which owns Sky Chefs, says if one worker rejects the offer it will be withdrawn. The company also says it wants to wait and see how many workers want to return to work before it will make a firm commitment about re-employment.
  • SOME 70 civil servants pro tested last Friday outside their Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) headquaters in London to mark the submission of this year's pay claim.
  • AROUND 100 welders walked out on strike on Monday of last week in protest at management's attack on health and safety. The welders work at the pharmaceutical company Pfizer's site in Sandwich, Kent.
  • SOME 200-300 transport workers lobbied parliament on Tuesday of last week to protest at being excluded from the government's Working Time Directive legislation.
  • WORKERS AT Vauxhall Motors are furious that management wants to change workers' shifts in order to be able to cut their pay. European regulations say nightshift workers must get extra pay. So Vauxhall bosses want to rearrange their shift system so the last shift will not be classified as a nightshift. The workers' TGWU union has made clear its opposition to the scheme.
  • WHITE COLLAR workers at Ford have accepted the company's offer on pay and hours. Separate discussions about the pension fund will now take place.

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Sat 11 Mar 2000, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1687
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