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Unite members at Valspar vote in favour of industrial action

Unite members working at Valspar on Deeside Industrial Park have voted by over 90 per cent in favour of strike action and action short of a strike. The dispute is in relation to the underpayment of wages.

Unite Regional Officer Daryl Williams said: “Many of our members have been underpaid by thousands of pounds. They have waited patiently over many months for the company to make a fair offer on their back pay, their patience has finally run out.

"This ballot result should send a clear message to Valspar that our members are willing to fight for their underpaid wages. It is time for Valspar to recognise this injustice and pay up in full.”

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Notes to editors:

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

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