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Strike action looms at GKN Wheels and Structures

01 Apr 2021
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Members vote overwhelmingly to strike over threat to slash redundancy pay

GMB Union members have voted overwhelmingly to strike at GKN Wheels and Structures in Telford.

Both business units at the Telford site - which employs 250 people in the production of wheels for agricultural, construction and mining sectors - voted to pursue strike action following a consultative ballot of its members over proposed cuts to redundancy payments.

Stuart Harrison, GMB Regional Organiser said:

“GMB is very disappointed with GKN’s unrealistic attitude towards these discussions. Attacking redundancy payments shows a lack of confidence in their own business.

“Our membership is determined to fight against having their redundancy payments slashed.

“We hope GKN sees sense and acts to avoid costly disruption.”

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