Matalan workers vote for pay strike

More than 500 GMB members working at Matalan’s Northern Distribution Centre based in Knowsley, Merseyside have voted for strike action.

They will walk out for 24 hours at 2pm on Monday, with further strike days to follow.

GMB organiser Stephen Boden said: “This industrial action is a result of Matalan management making a frankly insulting pay offer. How can they expect hard working staff to accept real terms a pay cut?

“But it’s not too late for management to listen to workers and get back round the table with us to work out a fair deal.”

Workers voted to walk out after Matalan management made a pay offer which will see some workers get just 1.5% – equivalent to a real terms pay cut.

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