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Briar Chemicals Strike Dates

Friday, September 6, 2013

GMB Announces Strike Dates At Briar Chemicals Norwich Over Pay Offer

GMB members have been very patience waiting for a decent percentage wage rise that has not been forth coming says GMB.

GMB today announced the dates for strike action by 124 GMB members at Briar Chemicals in Norwich in a dispute over pay.

The first day of the series of 12 hour strikes will being on Sunday 15th September 06:00-18:00 2013 followed by Tuesday 17th September 06:00-18:00 2013, Thursday 19th September 06:00-18:00 2013 and Saturday 21st September 06:00-18:00 2013.

The official GMB picket line will be at :

BRIAR CHEMICALS LIMITED
SWEET BRIAR ROAD
NORWICH
NORFOLK
NR6 5AP

Industrial action short of a strike is on-going.

GMB members working in all parts of the plant are seeking modest percentage pay rise and have already rejected earlier offers. They voted to reject the final offer of an unconsolidated one-off payment and a one-off bonus payment without strings and the company dropped it demand for a new "Agreement of Intent" and a new Substantive Agreement by April 2014.

Ivan Mercer, GMB Organiser said, “GMB will issue the formal Notification of Strike Action as soon as possible to the company.

The pay offer of a one off payment simply was not enough to satisfy the members who have been very patience waiting for a decent percentage wage rise that has not been forth coming. Their patience is at an end.”

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Contact: Ivan Mercer, GMB Organiser on 07713 077194 or GMB Press Office: 07974 251823 or 07921 289880.

 

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