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Worcestershire aerospace workers call off strike as ne...

Worcestershire aerospace workers call off strike as new offer is made

17 December 2013

About 300 workers at the Mettis Aerospace plant in Redditch, Worcestershire have postponed their 24 hour strike tomorrow (Wednesday 18 December), after management made an improved offer for 2014.

Staff at the company will vote at a mass meeting at the Windsor Road site at noon tomorrow on the new 2.5 per cent offer, an improvement on the two per cent that had been on the table.

Unite regional officer Bob Shaw said: “After talks today (Tuesday 17 December) with the company, the improved offer was made that will be put to the workforce tomorrow.

“It will be for the members to decide whether they wish to accept the offer. In the meantime, the strike due to have started at 06.00 tomorrow has been postponed.”

The company, owned by San Francisco-based venture capitalist Saints Capital Group Chamonix Lp, had already imposed a pay freeze for 2013, and previously offered two per cent for the following three years, 2014-16.
 
The company manufactures engine and airframe components for all the major aerospace and aircraft builders, such as Boeing and Rolls Royce.

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