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Amey workers maintaining battle with bosses over pay

by Kate Hunter
Issue No. 2442

Workers on the picket line at Newport Pagnell depot on the M1

Workers on the picket line at Newport Pagnell depot on the M1 (Pic: Kate Hunter)


Motorway maintenance workers employed by Amey struck for 24 hours on Friday of last week and Monday of this week. 

The Unite union members are in dispute over pay at depots in Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire, Breakspear at Hemel Hempstead, Whittlesford in Cambridgeshire and Sandy depot in Bedfordshire.

Amey has offered workers a 1.75 percent pay deal but bosses’ pay went up 65 percent in four years. Unite demands a 5 percent rise and has raised strike pay from £30 to £50 a day. Workers anticipate a long dispute.

 


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Tue 24 Feb 2015, 17:17 GMT
Issue No. 2442
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