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BMW workers reject pay offer and could strike

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Workers at BMW’s Mini plant in Oxford could be set to strike for the first time in 28 years after overwhelmingly rejecting a pay offer.
Issue 2299

Workers at BMW’s Mini plant in Oxford could be set to strike for the first time in 28 years after overwhelmingly rejecting a pay offer.

Some 97 percent of almost 2,000 Unite union members voted against the offer in a consultative ballot.

The company was offering workers a below-inflation increase of 2.21 percent with significant strings attached for bonuses and overtime.

Unite has agreed to talks with the firm at the same time as preparing a ballot for industrial action.

A walkout would send shockwaves through the industry.

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