The workers of the Drax power plant in Yorkshire rejected a 2.8% wage offered by the company terming it as inadequate. They will conduct a series of six 48-hour strikes
Unions are protesting the transfer of support staff members to NHS’ wholly owned subsidiary company. They claim that the company, created to gain tax exemptions, will alter the pay and conditions of the staff.
The trade union Unite was successful in negotiating 19% pay rise for a section of workers in the Argos warehouse thereby ensuring a parity in wages between the workers in the unit.
The closure of the factory will result in the loss of nearly 3,500 jobs. It is also estimated that this closure will affect around 15,000 workers in the supply chain across the UK
The workers in two of the Nien Hsing’s six factories demand the creation of a separate fabric and paper mill sector, the activities of which are wrongly classified under garment sector, which has the lowest pay.