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Morrisons Strikes Shelved After Workers Secure Pension Deal

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Strikes at Morrisons warehouses have been cancelled after hundreds of its warehouse and logistics workers accepted new terms and conditions.

The workers had been protesting against proposed changes to their pension contributions, which would have left them hundreds of pounds a year worse off. 

Additional issues related to pay and working conditions were also part of the dispute.

Staff at the Rudheath warehouse and another in Wakefield were scheduled to strike from June 13 to 16, following three days of action in May. 

However, Morrisons recently presented new terms and conditions, which the workers have now approved.

The new agreement ensures that workers will continue contributing the same amount towards their pensions. 


Additionally, they will benefit from a new Service Award scheme, offering up to £350 for long-service milestones. 

Starting next month, all pay rates, including weekend incentive premiums and freezer allowances, will increase by 9 percent. 

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Existing additional anti-social hours shift pay will be maintained.

Morrisons will also review pick rates and job roles to ensure fair working conditions.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is a great win for our members at Morrisons and shows the real power of a union in the workplace. 

“I’m delighted they have achieved their goals and that the supermarket has come up with an acceptable outcome.”

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