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Peugeot to strike – and Nissan too?

Members of the main unions at Peugeot's Ryton plant have voted for strike action in support of the on-going pay dispute.

Members of Amicus this week voted by 340 to 310 in favour of a strike - a decision in line with the results of a similar vote by TGWU members.

Peugeot has offered a deal worth 7.3% but unions want the offer improved.

And Nissan could be facing its first strike at the Sunderland plant – again over a pay dispute. The company is believed to be set to present a two-year pay offer, worth 3% in each year, to the 4,672 employees.

Amicus, which claims to have been excluded from the pay talks, says that the Sunderland plant is "dangerously close" to a stoppage.

A Nissan spokesman countered by saying that all shop stewards at the plant were members of the company's works council - and it was up to that body to invite a full-time official from Amicus to any talks.

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