Industrial news in brief

Submitted by Matthew on 15 April, 2010 - 3:16

The ballot on the Communication Workers’ Union’s deal with Royal Mail runs until 23 April. The leadership is campaigning for a “yes” vote. But the deal is bad. It represents no concessions from management on the big questions of job cuts and restructuring, and will allow Royal Mail to continue eroding wages and casualising the industry unabated. Interviews with activists:

2,500 patrol staff at the AA vehicle breakdown service will strike on 2 May. The recognised union in AA, the Independent Democratic Union, say reforms could cut their pension values by nearly half.

In a consultative ballot at the Nestlé factory in York, craft and process workers voted for a ballot to be held on industrial action over pay. Workers in the GMB and Unite unions want a 2.5% pay increase.

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