CLOSE TO 200 workers at a firm in Wrexham have taken strike action amid an ongoing pay dispute.

Workers at Ardagh Metal Packaging in Wrexham have started a series of 24 hour strikes in a dispute over the current pay offer from their employer.

Over 180 Unite members have taken the decision to strike following a 'below-inflation pay offer'.

Unite says that workers at Ardagh have had a series of below-inflation pay offers imposed on them in recent years leading to significant pay erosion.

Workers went on Strike on Monday (October 9) for 24 hours, with a further day of strike action scheduled for October 22.

The industrial action comes at the same time council workers are also on strike amid pay disputes with the local authority.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is a profitable company that can fully afford to make our members a fair pay increase. Trying to enforce a real-term pay cut is all about greed not need.

"Unite is providing our members with its complete support.”


In addition to the two days of strike action already announced more dates are likely to be called if the company does not improve on its current pay offer.

Jo Goodchild, Unite regional officer said; “Ardagh is a profitable company that can properly reward its workers. Our members are not willing to endure any further pay erosion. They are angry and determined to fight for a fair deal.

“Unless Ardagh engage with us and increase the current offer strike action will escalate”.

Ardagh Group has been approached for a comment.