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Issue No. 1796

ENGINEERING AND electrical workers at two power stations in Kent are poised to push for strikes. Around 200 workers involved in maintenance at the Kings North and Dungeness B plants want their work to be upgraded.

At present the sites are classified as 'small' when they are in reality major projects.


A BITTER dispute among lift engineers working for Otis meant a group of workers went home without pay last week. At the start of March around 1,100 engineers refused to work overtime after managers imposed a pay deal workers had overwhelmingly rejected.

Last week they stepped up the action by refusing to turn on their mobile phones during set periods. The action forced the company to schedule a meeting with the workers' Amicus union.


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Sat 20 Apr 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1796
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