Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and logistics firm DHL said on Monday plans were in place to minimise the impact on production at the carmaker’s British plants from a threatened strike by DHL staff, Reuters reported.
About 750 of the 1,000 DHL employees serving JLR’s plants at Castle Bromwich and Solihull in central England voted for a walkout last week over the company’s refusal to award them similar terms and conditions to some JLR staff.
The Unite union wants a 12.8 per cent pay rise over two years for employees who sort parts and 20.6 per cent for drivers. DHL said it had offered staff a 4.5 per cent rise for 2013, plus a guaranteed three per cent for 2014.
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