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Morrisons Pension Strikes Suspended After New Pay Offer

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Planned strike action at two Morrisons warehouses has been suspended following a new pay offer from the supermarket chain. 

Approximately 1,000 employees at the Gadbrook warehouse in Cheshire and the Wakefield warehouse in West Yorkshire had previously gone on strike from May 23 to 26 over disputes concerning pensions and take-home pay.

Unite, the union representing the workers, claimed that staff were forced to increase their pension contributions. 

However, Morrisons decreased its contributions by the same amount, leaving workers £500 a year worse off.

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A further strike was scheduled for June 13 to 16 but was called off as a “goodwill gesture” after Unite received Morrisons' new pay offer, which union members are now voting on.

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A Morrisons spokesperson said: “We are pleased that through open communication with Unite we have together found a way forward – subject to the result of the ballot.”

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