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Union bargaining to produce agreement for BFAWU workers?

BFAWU workers have called off a planned strike as they seek to find a resolution to a pay dispute.

22 July 2011

A planned strike by the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has been called off.

Instead, a period of union bargaining will try to find a resolution between workers and employers at Burton's Foods Blackpool site, Food and Manufacturing reports.

A vote held towards the end of June had shown 86 per cent were in favour of industrial action.

BFAWU regional officer Roy Streeter stated further strike negotiations are being planned to look at the issue of a proposed 1.8 per cent pay rise.

"There seems to be a real momentum to resolve the issue and if there was no momentum then we would re-ballot members," he added.

A Burton's Foods spokesman observed the two parties have agreed to continue talking to try and reach an agreement over a pay increase.

The BFAWU has asked its members to back the Right to Work campaign, which will be holding demonstrations at the major party conferences later in the year.

Posted by Ron Maverick

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