Pay talks are taking place at a Nottinghamshire print company, Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said today (Friday 30 November).

Unite said its members, which had voted by 78 per cent for industrial action at Paragon Customer Communications (Nottingham) Ltd over pay, had now put plans for strike action ‘on hold’ while talks are continuing.

The management had originally offered no pay rise for the pay year starting November 2018, which they later upped to one per cent.

Unite regional officer Larry McGlinchey said today: “We are pleased that constructive talks are now taking place with the management on pay issues.

“As a result, we have put our plans for strike action ‘on hold’ while these talks are progressing. Unite won’t be commenting further until these negotiations have concluded.”

Unite regional secretary for the East Midlands Paresh Patel said: “We are looking forward to a speedy resolution to this dispute, so we can move forward in a positive fashion with the company in the future, for the benefit of all.”

Unite represents about half the estimated 260-strong workforce at the site in Sutton-in-Ashfield

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Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on: 020 3371 2065 Email: shaun.noble@unitetheunion.org

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.