Gaydon plant voted yesterday to go on strike due to discrepancies in pay for workers performing the same job. The proposed two-year contract would have increased worker pay by four-percent in the first year, followed by another .5%, plus inflation, during the second year. Not quite what the workers had hoped for, especially considering that certain laborers were getting paid a £2,500 premium for doing the exact same task.
Although over 70-percent of the Transport and General Workers' Union members voted in favor of the strike, negotiations will likely continue in order to resolve the matter before anyone actually lays down their tools. It looks like Aston's new owners are getting a crash course in worker management earlier than they expected.
[Source: BBC News]