Planned strikes to be held at electric wheelchair maker Sunrise Medical based in Dudley, have been postponed to allow for fresh pay talks to take place.

The workers, who are members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, were due to begin strike action next week on Monday 14 June, with a further strike on Friday 18 June.

These strikes have now been called off to allow for further talks under the auspices of the conciliation service Acas to take place.

If the talks do not lead to a resolution of the dispute then the strikes scheduled for Monday 21 June and Friday 25 June will go ahead.

Unite regional officer Su Lowe said: “Unite has been clear from the outset that it believed that this strike could be resolved through negotiations.

 “It is strongly hoped that Sunrise Medical’s management will put forward a realistic offer next week that meets our members’ expectations.

 “If talks are not successful that strike action the following week is inevitable.”


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Sunrise Medical workers in Dudley to take strike action over pay

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