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Update: Ifor Williams Deeside agrees pay deal with Unite workers

WORKERS who had planned to down tools over pay at Ifor Williams Trailers in Deeside have accepted an improved offer from the company.

About 40 production employees – members of trade union Unite – were due to strike at the Deeside Industrial Park site today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday), with another two-day walk-out scheduled for next Thursday and Friday.

But late yesterday (Wednesday) the industrial action was called off as Unite members voted on whether to accept a deal.

And today a spokesman for Ifor Williams said: “We are naturally pleased that the pay offer has been accepted, particularly at a time, when uncertain market conditions continue to impact our manufacturing production at Deeside.”

Employees had previously held four one-day strikes in recent weeks after rejecting an initial 1.5% pay rise offer from the company.