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Wilko DC Workers Call Off Strike

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Staff at Wilko's two distribution centres have called off a planned strike.

Staff at the retailer's Nottinghamshire and Monmouthshire warehouses were due to strike today and tomorrow, over the introduction of a seven day-rota, which was described as 'brutal' by the GMB Union.

Some 1,800 employees had intended to strike until last-ditch talks between management and the GMB resulted in an improved offer, which allowed staff more time off. 

Sixty-three percent of members voted to accept the offer.

Gary Carter, GMB national officer, said: “The improved weekend rota pattern offers a better work/life balance for staff.

"GMB would like to thank members and reps who have stood shoulder to shoulder and showed what we can achieve."

Wilko said: “We’re delighted that our GMB team members have voted to accept our improved offer, which guarantees them more time off to spend with their families.

“We’ve reached this positive outcome with the GMB through listening, talking and working things through collaboratively together.

“We would like to thank our customers and our team members for their patience and support throughout the talks.

“We all know it’s tough on the high street and our focus is now to pull together as a team to deliver the best possible Christmas experience for our customers shopping in our shops and online.”

Source : Insight DIY Team 

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21 October 2019

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