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Saltney factory workers strike again over pay

Published date: 25 January 2013 |
Published by: Jim Green
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WORKERS at a Saltney factory are today (Friday, January 25) staging a second day of strike action in a row over pay.

Employees at metalwork manufacturers Lion Deva in Saltney formed picket lines for the second time at their River Lane site.

They were joined in their protest by friends and family.

The workers claim pay falls below the national minimum wage and are additionally dissatisfied with bonus schemes currently in place.

Liz Lewis, regional industrial organiser for the union, Unite, said: “Our members at Lion Deva have been forced to strike again as a satisfactory outcome has not yet been reached.

“We are prepared to sit around the table to have further negotiations with the company whenever they choose to do so.”

The firm, which had been negotiating over pay since last year, told the Leader last week that it was seeking advice from the Advisory, Conciliation, and Arbitration Service (ACAS) and had not closed the door on negotiations.

Ms Lewis added: “We are fully prepared to have a meeting with ACAS to help us reach a satisfactory conclusion.”

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