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Alcan overtime ban

Issue No. 1997

Workers at the Alcan plant in Lynemouth near Ashington in the north east of England, begin industrial action on Monday as part of a long running pay dispute.

More than 410 GMB union members are on an overtime ban. The company which employs 600 workers is a major supplier of aluminium to the manufacturing industry.

The overtime ban is expected to cause huge knock-on problems for a number of manufacturers which require aluminium as a raw material, such as those in the aircraft and car industries.

The GMB members at the factory want to see the current bonus scheme scrapped in favour of a higher basic wage.

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Sat 22 Apr 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1997
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