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Land Rover workers start 24-hour strike

Amicus, TGWU and GMB members at Land Rover started their planned 24-hour strike action from 6 am today, Monday 26th January in rejection of the company's pay offer.

Production workers at the Solihull and Gaydon Land Rover plants in the West Midlands voted in December in support of strike action following rejection of the company's pay offer of 6.5% over two years. The unions say the 6.5% deal will not give them parity with workers at Jaguar who reportedly earn £24 per week more.

Land Rover says its working week is shorter, and holidays longer than at Jaguar plants, and has warned of difficulties in supplying dealers if today's action is repeated.

Unions instituted an overtime ban in December and withdrew from their operating time flexibility agreement with Land Rover on 5 January.

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