United Kingdom -Defence staff on strike -November 17, 2014

Workers at the Defence Support Group are angry about a wage offer that falls below the inflation rate as well as anxious about their jobs after announcements that the group will be privatised next year.

Workers at the Defence Support Group, which is in charge of maintenance and repairs of Defence equipment, organised a four day strike over a wage offer of 1%. The main sites affected by the industrial action were Bovington, Dorset; Catterick, North Yorkshire; Colchester, Essex; Donnington, Shropshire; Stirling and Warminster, Wiltshire. The workers are angry about a wage offer that falls below the inflation rate as well as anxious about their jobs after announcements that the group will be privatised next year.

English: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30074422


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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