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Car workers

Issue No. 1859

WORKERS AT the Peugeot car plant in Ryton, Coventry, have been told they have to accept a pay cut or face sweeping job cuts. The workers, members of the Amicus and TGWU unions, are being balloted over whether to take a drop in wages or see the plant's night shift cut and hundreds of jobs lost.

The union officials agreed to the company-run ballot and have recommended acceptance of cuts. The workers are angry, but without a lead from the unions they could end up thinking there is no alternative to this rotten deal.

WORKERS AT the Aston Martin plants in Newport Pagnall in Buckinghamshire and Bloxham, near Banbury in Oxfordshire, are being balloted for a strike over working practices. The dispute is over the company's demands for 'flexible working'.

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Sat 12 Jul 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1859
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