Unite members at Communisis in Crewe have called off strike action after a new pay offer was accepted. The workers, who produce cheques and cheque books, had initially voted for strike action, after rejecting an eight per cent pay increase spread over three years.

Strike action and an overtime ban which was originally scheduled for the end of August was postponed to allow further talks to progress.

The talks resulted in the company making an improved pay offer, with the workers being offered and accepting a pay increase of three per cent for each of the next three years.

Unite regional officer Darren Barton said: “I am pleased that Communisis’ management were prepared to listen to members’ concerns and made an improved pay offer. Their actions meant that strike action and any disruption to the company’s work was avoided.

“Unite hopes that these negotiations will bring in a new era of co-operation and that the relationship with the company can now be developed and strengthened.”

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For more information please contact Unite communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235. 

  • Unite represents workers in Britain and Ireland with members across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.