Yorkshire glass workers suspend strike action

Glass workers in Yorkshire have suspended strike action due to start today as they consider a new 5.5% two year pay deal. Workers at Ardagh Glass sites in Barnsley, Doncaster and Knottingley were due to walk out today in a dispute over pay.

The talks concluded in the early hours of this morning and the improved pay offer and the review of ‘committed’ working will now be put to a ballot of our members. While our members consider the company’s offer, the series of strikes that were scheduled to start today and due to run until 9 September are suspended. Unite would like to thank Acas and its personnel for their hard work in helping to broker this package overnight.”

– Tas Sangha, Unite deputy regional secretary for Yorkshire