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Dynamex Friction tribunal ends

A tribunal looking into the dismissal of workers at troubled Welsh business Dynamex Friction ended last month.

Dynamex Friction, of Caernarfon, had one of the country’s longest-ever industrial disputes, lasting two- and-a-half years. The tribunal centred on workers who were already on sick leave when the new company was formed, but were not paid.

The original company, Friction Dynamics, which opened in the 1960s, went into administration after it lost an employment tribunal concerning 86 sacked workers.

They were awarded £750,000 compensation after an official strike in June 2001, which lasted eight weeks and centred on pay and working conditions.

Following the payment, Friction Dynamics went into administration, but a new business, Dynamex Friction, opened. It was run by plant manager Mark Jones, who left the business in May and is now said to be running a firm in Lancashire.

The tribunal findings are expected towards the end of October.

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