Thousands of Wilko staff in Strike ballot

05 Aug 2019
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Thousands of Wilko staff are taking part in a strike vote after the company tried to force staff to work weekends. 

Around 2,000 GMB members at two Wilko distribution centres – in Magor, Wales and Worksop, Nottinghamshire – are taking part in the ballot, which closes on September 3.

If workers vote to strike – industrial action could cripple Wilko deliveries to stores across the UK from September 17.

During a recent consultative ballot, more than 90% of workers said they were willing to strike over the rota changes.

Nicola Savage, GMB Organiser, said:

“Our members are angry – this new rota is savage.

“Management hasn’t stopped to think what these changes will do to our members’ health and safety – not to mention their family lives.

“Many people who’ve given years of loyal service to Wilko now feel forced out of the job.

“It’s not too late for management to listen to workers and get back round the table with us to work out a better deal.”

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