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Heinz calls for further pay talks with staff at Wigan factory

Heinz baked beans tin
Image caption About 1,200 staff are employed at the factory

Heinz has called for more talks with workers at its Wigan factory in a bid to resolve a pay dispute.

Members of the Unite union have staged three strikes in protest at pay increases which they say are below the rate of inflation.

Heinz says the two-year pay offer of 3.3% and 3% is one of the best deals in the country.

It has invited site union representatives to a meeting on Tuesday for further discussions.

The company met union officials before Christmas but the talks ended without agreement.

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