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Lynx parcels

Issue No. 1929

DRIVERS AT parcel distribution company Lynx were due to hold a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week over pay and hours. The workers, who are in the TGWU union, have already held two 24-hour strikes.

The union has reported a number of recruitment agencies to the Department for Trade and Industry over claims that they have supplied drivers to break the lawful dispute.

Such supply of agency workers is unlawful.

The company has offered a two-year deal with a 2 percent rise in the first year with inflation plus 1 percent in the second year.

TGWU members across the company rejected this by an overwhelming 86 percent.

They have put in a claim for a realistic pay rise for all Lynx workers and for action to address the reduction in hours for drivers when working time restrictions come in from March 2005.

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Sat 27 Nov 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1929
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