Baxi strike called off

First published in News Preston and Leyland Citizen: Photograph of the Author by

Three planned walk outs by staff at one of Preston’s most famous firms have been postponed.

Management at Baxi have said that the action - which workers were set to take in a row over a new pay deal - has been suspended, pending the outcome of a new ballot among Unite the Union members next week.

Chris Tyrer, Manufacturing Director Baxi Group, said: “Following discussions with the Unite Union representatives, we are pleased to announce that strike action at Baxi Group’s sites in the Preston area has been suspended, pending the outcome of a further ballot next week.

“We are hopeful that we can resolve the issues quickly and get back to what we do best – manufacture high quality boilers for the UK.

"In this uncertain economic climate it is important that we safeguard jobs and preserve Baxi Group’s long established heritage in the area.”

Staff at the firm, which has sites in Bamber Bridge, Preston and Leyland, are unhappy at the new deal, which includes staff being paid monthly instead of weekly.

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree