Strike action averted as GMB members after employer agreed to talks

Tim Lezard Europe, UK, GMB, UK unions,

Kier May GurneyGMB members employed by Kier May Gurney in North Somerset have voted unanimously to accept an improved offer in a dispute over pay.

GMB regional officer Adie Baker said: “I am delighted that as a result of GMB members remaining united and disciplined Kier agreed to further talks which has now led to our members accepting an improved offer.

“The deal is an improvement in pay for all our members, especially the pay for household waste recycling site staff which has moved much closer to the rates paid to these of the kerbside collection crews.

“At one stage we believed industrial action was inevitable and was the only route to getting the company to take our members claim seriously. Thankfully the matter has been settled by negotiations which will be welcomed by all including the public in North Somerset.”

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