offinmakers on the Co-op’s solely manufacturing facility within the UK will take additional strike motion later this month after talks broke down in a dispute over pay.
Unite members at Co-op Funeralcare in Glasgow walked out on Monday after rejecting what the union described as a real-terms pay reduce, and they’re because of stay on strike till shortly earlier than 8am on November 7.
The union has now mentioned staff will once more stroll out from November 14 to 21 after talks at Acas aimed toward resolving the dispute failed.
Unite mentioned that with no additional talks deliberate, continued disruption is for certain and will proceed into the brand new yr.
Willie Thomson, the union’s regional officer, mentioned the pay supply equated to lower than 5% when put next with the speed of inflation, which elevated to 12.6% in September.
He added: “The dedication of our members to win a good wage deal stays resolute and Co-op Funeralcare should recognise this or danger a protracted and damaging dispute.
“It’s completely unacceptable to ask our members to take a real-terms pay reduce throughout a cost-of-living disaster.
“Our members deserve higher. It’s time for the Co-op to indicate they’re completely different from ‘dangerous bosses’ and are available to the negotiating desk with a major supply to finish this dispute.
“With the total backing of Unite, our members will proceed to battle for an honest wage.”
The Co-op must be below no phantasm that Unite members are up for the battle
Unite mentioned extra strikes will probably be confirmed at a later date.
Unite common secretary Sharon Graham mentioned: “Unite representatives attended Acas within the hope of an improved supply.
“The employer nevertheless failed to come back to the assembly with something extra for our members and so strike motion will proceed with the total help of Unite.
“The Co-op must be below no phantasm that Unite members are up for the battle.”
Coop has been requested for remark.