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Warehouse staff to strike in row over redundancies

Argos distribution centre, Eccles Credit: pa

Warehouse workers at retail giant Argos are to stage a three-week strike in a dispute over redundancy arrangements.

Members of the Unite union at sites across the UK, including Greater Manchester, will walk out on August 15 after a row flared over the transfer of hundreds of workers between sites in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Unite warned that the strike at sites in Essex, Somerset, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Burton-on-Trent will affect deliveries, but this was denied by the company. An Argos spokesman told the Press Association "We're disappointed with the union's actions, which are based on unreasonable demands and are wholly unnecessary. Customers can be reassured that we have full contingency plans in place.