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Strike vote over pay freeze at National Physical Laboratory

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Members of the Prospect civil service workers union at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are voting on strikes after the Serco company tabled a 0 percent pay offer.
Issue 2199

Members of the Prospect civil service workers union at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are voting on strikes after the Serco company tabled a 0 percent pay offer.

Management have dubbed this a “pay pause”. This is despite the company being valued at £2.7 billion with record profits of £194.7 million last year. 



Workers have recently experienced a wave of redundancies after the government cut £4.5 million from the NPL’s budget for specific areas of measurement.

NPL is a centre of excellence for developing the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology to help British industry.

The ballot ends on 11 May.

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