GSK Employees to Escalate Strike Action in June: Union


GSK Employees to Escalate Strike Action in June: Union

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – UK's labor union Unite on Thursday said hundreds of GSK workers would, in June, escalate an ongoing strike over a pay dispute.

Employees of the British drugmaker went on strike last month, having turned down the company's "significantly below inflation rate pay offer" of a 6% increase and a one-off lump sum of 1,300 pounds ($1,619.41), Reuters reported.

The first strike this month will be held on June 9, Unite said, at all six GSK sites - Barnard Castle, Irvine, Montrose, Ware, Worthing and Ulverston.

Elevated levels of inflation have outstripped wage growth for most British workers, and labor unions representing workers across sectors - from nurses to transport staff - have been on strikes for months now demanding pay increases.

GSK did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

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