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Pay dispute at Network Warrington continues
12:43pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
STRIKE action is still to go ahead after Network Warrington and its employees once again failed to reach an agreement following a meeting on Tuesday.
Staff are staging a number of walkouts in September and October over concerns about pay.
Despite this, company has managed to deliver above inflation pay awards for the past three years despite many companies in the sector implementing a pay freeze.
The regional officer for Unite along with the branch committee met with staff members on Tuesday to try and resolve the ongoing issue but failed to agree on the matter.
Another meeting was held with the chairman and executive directors and ACAS and Unite the Union for eight hours on Thursday.
The company underlined its current financial position which has not changed.
The company is experiencing difficult trading conditions in common with the national trend with in the bus industry.
The board and management of Network Warrington said they are 'extremely disappointed at this decision'.
The chairman and executive directors claim they are prepared to meet with Unite the Union and staff at any time to discuss the best way forward.
A strike will now take place on Sunday with the next one to take place on Monday, October 7.
A further three strikes are planned to take place in October on Tuesday, October 15, Wednesday, October 23, and Thursday, October 31.
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