South West Wales

Ifor Williams Trailers staff strike at Deeside over pay

Workers at a Flintshire trailer maker are beginning the first in a series of two-day strikes on Thursday over a long-running pay dispute.

Nearly 40 workers at Ifor Williams Trailers (IWT) on Deeside have already held three one-day stoppages.

Unite union has rejected a 1.5% rise and said members wanted the same pay as workers at the firm's Corwen factory.

IWT said a meeting had been agreed with unions and conciliation service Acas for Monday.

Last month, the firm claimed its offer of £9.10 per hour was above average for Deeside, and rejected union claims it had refused to hold more talks.

Strikes were also staged on 19 and 28 April, and 4 May.

A spokesman for IWT Deeside said on Thursday: "A meeting regarding pay talks has been agreed for next Monday, 6 June with the company, Unite and Acas."

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