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Bentley workers to strike after bosses offered £14,000 bonuses

BENTLEY auto workers will go on strike after bosses were offered bonuses topping £14,000.

More than 250 workers at the Crewe factory overwhelmingly backed industrial action after being offered a 3.5 per cent pay rise and a one-off non-consolidated payment. 

GMB regional organiser Karen Lewis said: “While bosses are receiving big bonuses, the workers who make the cars that deliver the company’s profits are offered a pittance. 

“In the worst cost-of-living crisis for a generation, this just isn’t good enough. They need to engage with GMB as a matter of urgency — not ignore workers’ concerns.  

“We will always stand with working people who demand a fairer deal.” 

GMB said the employer did not come forward with any new offer to avert the action backed by 86 per cent of workers.  

Plans to impose a new Fit for Work policy had also been stopped by staff.

Bentley Motors was contacted for comment.

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