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Matalan Pay Deal Narrowly Accepted

Monday, July 17, 2017

 

This is a clear warning to a troubled company that we are not going to put up with their antics anymore.

GMB warehouse workers at Matalan narrowly voted to accept a pay deal today.

Following a recount, staff at the company’s Knowsely warehouse voted to accept the offer by just three votes.

The deal, brokered with the help of ACAS, was a 3.25% pay increase, bringing the members’ hourly pay to just above the National Minimum Wage.

Eddie Gaudie, GMB Organiser, said:

“This was a Brexit situation – the vote passed by three votes after a recount.

“Our members were worn down by three and a half months of negotiations.

“This is a clear warning to a troubled company that we are not going to put up with their antics anymore.

“We now have to sort out Matalan’s transport section, who have rejected the offer on the table.

“We are waiting to hear back from the company.”

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Previous press release:

Matalan Strike Looms Following Dispute Over Pay

Friday, July 14, 2017

It really sticks in our members’ throats when they’re struggling to manage on their pay packets, only to see supervisors pick up a bonus and a pay rise.

Read more: http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/matalan-pay-dispute

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