A TRADE union has served notice of its plans for industrial action at a Deeside-based business regarding a dispute over unpaid wages.

The action will take place at coating manufacturer Valspar, based on the Deeside Industrial, Unite Union confirmed on Monday (July 15).

The industrial action will commence with a ban on all overtime and on call working from Monday 6.30am on the July 29. In addition to this a 48 hour strike will take place from 6.30am on Sunday, August 11.

The dispute is over underpaid wages for hours worked, which was formally raised with the Company in 2018 but to date no agreement has been reached to resolve the issue.

The parties have agreed to meet with Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service(ACAS) on the July 17 for further talks aimed at resolving the dispute.

Daryl Williams, Unite regional officer, said: “Valspar needs to understand that our members are determined to secure a fair settlement for the unpaid wages if they are at all serious about wanting to avoid industrial action.

"Many of our members are owed thousands of pounds in potential back pay but we also need an agreement that resolves matters moving forward.

Unite members have waited patiently over many months for a fair offer from Valspar but their patience has now run out. Our members do not need more warm words at the meeting with ACAS on Wednesday, they need a fair resolution to their grievance, otherwise Industrial action will become inevitable.”