Strikes by glassmakers employed at the Pilkington factory in St Helens have been suspended following an improved pay offer from the company, Unite, the UK’s leading union, said today (Tuesday 16 August). 

Strikes due to take place between 17 August and 23 August have been postponed to allow the workers to vote on the new offer.

If the offer is rejected, further strike action by the more than 170 workers – including production operators, warehouse staff, engineers and technicians – will be scheduled.

Unite regional officer Richard O’Brien said: “In sign of good faith, Unite has suspended strike action at Pilkington and will be balloting our members on the new offer.”


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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 Sharon Graham.