Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Move to halt strike by Morrison's delivery workers

Talks to prevent ‘Safeway’ supply crisis

Morrisons workers to stage nine days of strike action in a row over jobs
Talks aimed at averting a series of strikes by workers at distribution centres in Britain which deliver goods to Morrisons supermarkets are to be held tomorrow, it was announced yesterday.

Action if not suspended could affect Gibraltar.

Thousands of workers at several sites, including Bristol, Warrington and Aylesbury in Kent, are due to walkout for three days from Friday and again for six days from September 29.

The GMB and Transport and General Workers Union are in dispute with the company over a number of issues, including jobs, bargaining and consultations.

The two unions said national officials and 25 shop stewards will attend negotiations with the company.

“We look forward to full and frank negotiations. The trade union side will consider the stoppages after the meeting," said the unions.

Brian Revell, national officer of the TGWU, welcomed the talks but said there was much to be discussed. “This is a positive move but very much a first step in what could be a long process," he added.

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