Strikes planned for next week at electrical wheelchair maker Sunrise Medical have been postponed after negotiators for Unite, the UK’s leading union, secured an improved offer in the dispute over pay.

Workers at the Brierley Hill factory were due to take strike action on Monday 21 June and Friday 25 June but, following talks at the conciliation service Acas today (Friday 18 June), an improved pay offer has been presented by Sunrise Medical management which Unite members will be balloted on next week.

If the offer is accepted, the dispute will be over. If not, then fresh strike dates will be announced.

Unite regional officer Su Lowe said: “Unite has been clear from the outset that this dispute could and should be resolved through negotiation.

 “Following talks at Acas, significant progress was made and an improved offer will be presented to members who will be balloted about whether it meets their aspirations.”


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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.