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3 December 2014

Trelleborg engineering pay victory

Unite members at Trelleborg engineering in Leicester have won a two-year pay deal following two strikes.

The deal includes:

When asked by the Socialist about the strike action, Unite steward Mark Potter said: "We identified the business' weak points such as delivery schedules and bottle necks in production. Our members informed us that they prefer 48-hour strikes not one or two hour stoppages. This was arranged and supported by 99% of the members.

"We also made all our members aware that Unite paid strike pay for full days of strike action. Most pickets stayed for around six hours with some doing around twelve hours. At times we almost had a party atmosphere on the pickets."