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[07 JUL 00] PEUGEOT NEWS
Peugeot Workers To Strike

Ryton car workers have voted to hold a one day strike after failing to resolve their differences with management over Friday night working.

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The company have been offering a new package that would give the Coventry workers the shortest working week of any car workers in Britain.

Under the proposed deal the working week would be reduced from 39 to 36.75 hours per week. In return the company are wanting the option to introduce compulsory Friday night shifts during busy periods.

Union leaders had recommended that workers accept the package on offer as overall they consider it a good deal.

Local members of the TGWU and Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union however have voted by about 60-40 to reject the package.

After meetings yesterday with company representatives failed to resolve the differences unions leaders announced the strike action.

The first one day strike will take place on Thursday 27 July followed by an all-out stoppage starting 21 August immediately after the summer shutdown.

Peugeot have declared that they are "extremely disappointed" and that workers should think very carefully about the consequences of their action.

The company has generally had a very good record of industrial relations with no strikes at the Coventry plant for over 20 years.
    

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CWN / Motoring / Peugeot / 7 Jul 00

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