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Wilko warehouse strikes in Notts suspended after ‘last-ditch talks’

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The planned industrial action on October 11and 14 will now be put on hold until we ballot members on the new offer, says GMB Union.

Industrial action by GMB members at Wilko have been suspended after two days of ‘gruelling’ talks.

Around 1,800 GMB members at two Wilko distribution centres – in Magor, Wales and Worksop, Nottinghamshire – were due to walk out on October 11, 14, 21 and 22 over forced weekend working.

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The strikes on October 11 and 14 have now been suspended after last-ditch talks produced an improved offer.

GMB will now ballot members to see if they accept the new offer.

The ballot will run from Friday October 11 to Thursday October 17.

Gary Carter, GMB National Officer, said:

“After two days of intense talks we have negotiated an improved offer which we will put to members.

“The planned industrial action on October 11and 14 will now be put on hold until we ballot members on the new offer.”

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