Ardagh Glass Strike Suspended To Allow Members To Consider New Offer Tabled By Employer
As the company have tabled this revised offer we feel duty bound to put to our members in an indicative ballot says GMB
Strike action due to begin today 9th August at 4 Ardagh Glass sites at Doncaster, Irvine, Knottingley and Barnsley has been suspended to allow union members to consider a new offer tabled by the employer. See notes to editors for earlier press release on the dispute.
GMB Organiser Bob McNeill said “After considerable negotiations and Acas conciliation a revised pay offer has been tabled by the company.
As the company have tabled this revised offer we feel duty bound to put to our members in an indicative ballot. Strike action that was due to start today has been suspended until the ballot is concluded"
Contact: Bob McNeil, GMB Organiser on 07961 761806 or GMB Press Office: 07974 251823 or 020 7391 6755.
Notes to editors
Press release dated Tuesday 30th July 2013
GMB MEMBERS VOTE BY 90% FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION AT ARDAGH GLASS IN DONCASTER
GMB members have made sacrifices to assist the company in difficult times and deserve a fair share and reward in successful years
GMB members working for Ardagh Glass in Doncaster have voted by over 90% to take industrial action after rejecting the company’s pay offer.
The pay offer has been rejected by four company sites at Doncaster, Irvine, Knottingley and Barnsley. Talks with the company are continuing.
GMB Organiser Bob McNeill said "This is an extremely strong mandate from GMB members and sends a very clear message to the company that they will not accept inadequate pay offers and a drop in their living standards.
GMB members have made sacrifices to assist the company in difficult times and deserve a fair share and reward in successful years. They have played an integral role in delivering huge pre-tax profits of £65 million for Ardagh Glass UK.
This is an overwhelming result and I would urge the company to accept the GMB's offer to reopen discussions without any pre conditions and enter into meaningful negotiations to resolve this dispute."
Notes to Editors:
The industrial action ballot was run by independent scrutinisers the Electoral Reform Services.