Heinz dispute is over

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WEEKS of dispute at one of Wigan’s biggest employers was over this afternoon.

Heinz Kitt Green workers have voted to accept bosses’ revised pay deal and have called off all industrial action.

The new two-year deal is worth 3.9 per cent for both 2010 and 2011 into basic rates together with consolidation of a pay supplement also into basic pay from October 28 2011.

A Heinz spokesman said the trade union team and factory management are agreed on working closely together to enhance ways of working at the site.

There have been three 24-hour work-outs at the plant, another planned one having been called off during negotiations.

For the full story see Wednesday’s Wigan Evening Post