Employees at Glen Dimplex to go on three-day strike demanding better pay

Glen Dimplex UK Ltd in Portadown has been served with notice of strike action after 96 percent of workforce voted for action in a strike ballot over Living Wage concerns.
Glen Dimplex UK Ltd in Portadown has been served with notice of strike action after 96 percent of workforce voted for action in a strike ballot over Living Wage concerns.

The first three-day strike action is due to commence with workforce pickets forming at 6am Wednesday, November 10 until Friday, November 12 at 3pm.

Unite the union has warned of the likelihood that initial strike action will escalate to all out strike if management do not provide a Living Wage to its workforce.

It’s now more than seven months since workers submitted their Living Wage pay claim and after much delay the latest offer is for a below-inflation 3.25 percent increase this year with a 4 percent increase the next.

Unite say this below-inflation pay offer means workers will actually suffer a further, real-terms pay cut. It falls far short of the 11 percent workforce pay claim.

Glen Dimplex is a hugely successful company, commanding more than 70 percent of the home heating market in the UK.

The company is ramping up investment and introducing new lines to take advantage of the surge in demand for its highly energy efficient products.

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