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HUNDREDS of workers at gas distributor Cadent are set to begin industrial action on Tuesday after greedy bosses imposed real-terms pay cuts.
The GMB union said that management can afford to give the operational staff a proper wage increase, but are instead choosing not to.
Despite hundreds of the union’s members voting to walk out after a strike ballot last month, GMB confirmed it is only urging workers to participate in an overtime ban from Tuesday.
The industrial action, which the union said could potentially cause gas outages in many parts of England, comes after employees rejected below-inflation pay increases of 2 per cent in 2021 and 4 per cent from this July.
National officer Gary Carter stressed that strikes could be on the cards at the firm, which recorded an operating profit of £901 million last year.
“They’re just not listening to their employees and the problems facing working people — it’s plain greed.”
Cadent’s Martin Rimmer said the company is disappointed but claimed there would be no disruption to gas supply during the dispute.
The firm’s lowest paid workers are already receiving at least £10 an hour, he added.
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