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Strike action looms at Lode Lane

DISCONTENT among DHL workers based at Land Rover’s Lode Lane plant could throw vehicle production into chaos if a threat of strike action is pursued.

DISCONTENT among DHL workers based at Land Rover’s Lode Lane plant could throw vehicle production into chaos if a threat of strike action is pursued.

Workers for the German logistics company are at loggerheads with management over a proposed pay deal.

The company deals with the delivery and distribution of parts at the site and any action workers take could seriously impact on the production line.

Workers are being offered a two-year pay deal with three-and-a-half per cent for the first year and two-and-a-half per cent for the second year but say this falls short of their demands.

One worker, who did not wish to be named, said: “None of us think this is anywhere close to what we are looking for so strike action is looming at this plant.”

Another disgruntled employee said: “The union is fighting our case but is not making much headway and a ballot will be taking place shortly.

“We want the same amount as drivers.”

 

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