United Kingdom -Meat inspectors strike -August 20, 2014

Meat inspectors at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are to stage two four-hour strikes in a row over pay. The move follows a ballot earlier this month, voted by 63% in favour of strike action, over an imposed pay offer of 0.75%.

Meat inspectors at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are to stage two four-hour strikes in a row over pay. The move follows a ballot earlier this month, voted by 63% in favour of strike action, over an imposed pay offer of 0.75%. Trade union Unison, which represents around 500 employees involved in the dispute, warned that industrial action could hit meat supplies to supermarkets and butchers. The union is seeking an above-inflation pay increase it says would begin to make up some of the 15% that has been lost from the pay of FSA staff since the coalition government came to power.

English: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/20/fsa-meat-inspectors ...    

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/12/meat-hygiene-inspectors-vets ...   

 

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