Wilko strikes called off after members accept new deal

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18 Oct 2019
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Strike action by GMB members at Wilko have been called off after members today accepted a new deal offered by the company.

Around 1,800 GMB members at two Wilko distribution centres – in Magor, Wales and Worksop, Nottinghamshire – were due to walk out on October 21 and 22 over forced weekend working.

The strikes have now been called off after 63% of members voted to accept the improved weekend rota pattern offered by Wilko bosses after intense two day talks last week.

Gary Carter, GMB National Officer, said:

“Planned Wilko strike action for October 21 and 22 have been called off following today’s ballot result.

“The improved weekend rota pattern offers a better work life balance for staff.

“GMB would like to thank members and reps who have stood shoulder to shoulder and showed what we can achieve by standing together.”

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