United Kingdom -Strike suspended after announcement of drastic restructuring -July 18, 2013

Workers at Crown Speciality Packaging went on strike after management refused to implement a wage increase of 7% that had been agreed earlier. Part of US-owned packaging group Crown Holdings, the Bootle site employs around 150 staff and produces metal cans and packaging for UK firms such as Cadbury, Jacobs and Jeyes. The wage increase is a compensation for higher productivity due to the intensification of work and new equipment. The action was suspended a week later as the management announced a proposed restructure, as part of a cost-cutting exercise, prompting staff to concentrate on action related to expected dismissals.

English: http://www.printweek.com/news/1191822/  

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