Low-ball pay offer spurs strike
Low-ball pay offer spurs strike at McKechnie Aluminium Solutions
E tū members have walked off the job at McKechnie Aluminium Solutions in New Plymouth, in protest over a low-ball pay offer.
E tū organiser, Ross Henderson says 147 members have taken strike action for 24 hours after the expiry of their collective agreement.
He says members met with McKechnie to discuss a new pay deal, and members decided to strike after the company failed to match the pay rise agreed in the Metals settlement.
“That’s the bar set by members,” says Ross.
“They expected the pay offer to at least match the 2 percent reached by the Metals, but that hasn’t happened,” he says.
He says members meet early tomorrow morning to decide the next step.