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DHL workers ballot for action on pay

Issue No. 2477

The GMB union is balloting warehouse workers in Banbury, Oxfordshire, against attacks on their pay. 

The workers are employed by delivery giant DHL across three warehouses. 

They rejected a 2.5 percent pay offer by 78 percent. 

Steven Robertson, the GMB branch secretary, told Socialist Worker, “Many of our members rely on tax credits to get by—they want to be paid properly.”

But the dispute isn’t just about pay. “They have been underhandedly changing contracts,”said Steven. “They’ve not said they’re withdrawing flexible working. 

“But we feel this is the first stage—it’s only a matter of time before they come for us.”

The ballot for industrial action runs until 6 November. 

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Tue 27 Oct 2015, 16:16 GMT
Issue No. 2477
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