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Industrial Strike action called at Lincolnshire generator plant over 300 job losses

GENERATOR plant workers have massively backed a call for strike action in protest at management “failing to negotiate constructively” on plans to shed 300 jobs.

Unite announced that 93 per cent of its members at Cummins Generator Technologies in Stamford, Lincolnshire, had voted for strike action on a 91 per cent turnout.

The union, which represents more than 260 workers there, said it would be announcing strike dates soon.

Talks between management and Unite today resulted in a revised offer for employees due to be affected by the closure of the Barnack Road site in October, where 500 people work.

This offer will be put to Unite members.

Regional officer Scott Lennon said: “As a union, we are very concerned about any loss of skilled manufacturing jobs and the adverse effect it will have on the Lincolnshire economy.

“We have called for an impact assessment on the local economy of these job losses.”

The company has indicated that 150 people could be transferred from Barnack Road to a “centre of excellence” in Stamford.

Unite said Cummins also plans to move production to Romania and appears to blame the state of the British economy for its actions.

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