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INDUSTRIAL ACTION SET FOR BIFRANGI

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GMB members have voted for industrial action at Bifrangi (UK) Ltd’s Lincoln site.

An overtime ban will begin at the specialist forge from February 13 following a three year freeze on workers’ wages.  Read more on this story

In total, 90% of members who voted want action short of strike (overtime ban), 60% also voted for strike action.

GMB met with the company after the result was announced but unfortunately there was no offer proposed by the company.

The company claim that they cannot afford to give the local Lincoln workforce any increase.

There was zero increase on basic pay in 2014 and 2015 and 1% in 2012 and 2013.

GMB has issued notice to the company on an overtime ban on today (Monday 6 February 2017) due to commence 13 February 2017.

Colin Todd, GMB organiser, said:

“We acknowledge that the company has invested in plant and machinery on site and that is welcome, but they have failed to invest in their greatest asset, the workforce.

This is why there are people leaving.

The workforce see investment, new offices, plush floors and seating and wonder where is their cut?”

Bifrangi, a specialist forge company, installed a new £50 million screw press at the city facility and boasts to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Contact: Colin Todd on 01522 525579 or at colin.todd@gmb.org.uk

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