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Workers begin strike action at Unilever in Ewloe

WORKERS at a consumer giant were united in opposing plans to scrap a pension scheme.

Staff at the Unilever IT headquarters in Ewloe braved the bitter weather to strike against the company from 7am today.

Twelve employees took to the picket line this morning, and dozens more are set to join them in the afternoon for further demonstrations outside Unite House on St David’s Park. Peter Hughes, regional coordinating officer for Unite, the workers’ main union, said the firm’s car park was “virtually empty” as many of Unilever’s 330-strong Flintshire workforce bit back at proposals to axe a final salary pension scheme.

Mr Hughes told the Daily Post: “There are a lot of unhappy workers and contractors who have not gone into work, the car park is virtually empty. “There are 12 people allowed on the picket line but many more are joining them across the road from the building to show their support.

“The strike is going well and we’re expecting more people to come and get behind us. Hopefully this will encourage Unilever to get around the table with us and discuss the problems the workers have.”

More in the Daily Post tomorrow.

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