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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.

GMB strike action at Matalan is looming following a pay dispute between management and warehouse workers.

Staff at the company’s Knowsley warehouse have been balloted over a pay offer from the high street fashion company.

The result is expected on Monday, July 17.

The dispute erupted after warehouse staff found out supervisors had been given a £1,500 pay rise – with a 2% increase on top of that.

After pay talks broke down, ACAS were brought into try and settle the dispute.

Now staff will vote on Matalan’s final offer.

Eddie Gaudie, GMB Organiser, said:

“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.

“Warehouse staff work just as hard as supervisors – and should receive comparable rewards.

“It’s up to our members now as to whether they will accept Matalan’s latest offering.

“If not, strike action could be on the cards.”

ENDS

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

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