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New Holland Agriculture strikers plough ahead

Issue No. 2476

Tractor manufacturing workers at New Holland Agriculture were set to hold their fourth 24-hour strike on Wednesday of this week in a dispute over pay.

The Unite union members in Basildon, Essex, last struck on Wednesday of last week.

Their action has already forced bosses to make concessions.

They offered a pay increase of 2 percent for 2015 and 1.5 percent for 2016, plus an increase in the rate for “non-productive” days.

But workers voted by 74 percent to reject the offer and hold out for more.


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Tue 20 Oct 2015, 16:39 BST
Issue No. 2476
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