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Iceland workers accept redundancy deal

Issue No. 2012

Around 300 workers at an Iceland supermarket depot in North Wales voted last week to accept a new redundancy deal.

The 115 drivers and 175 warehouse staff took strike action on 14 July and had worked to rule over the closure of the depot. Workers felt the company was moving because they refused to accept worse conditions.

Andy Richards, the T&G regional secretary in Wales, told Socialist Worker, “There was an overwhelming majority of nearly three to one to accept the offer which was negotiated last week.

“Management had told people that they would have no job come September but refused to discuss redundancy. That was unacceptable. Our members can now begin to look to the future.”

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Sat 5 Aug 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2012
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