Stoke & Staffordshire

Bentley Motors staff reject 'final' pay offer

Workers at Bentley Motors in Crewe have rejected a two-year pay deal.

Unite had recommended the 2,700 workers accepted the offer of a 4% rise for the first year and 3% in the next.

Phil Morgan, from Unite, said: "Obviously it's disappointing, we plan to find out why they have not found in favour of the offer and sit down with the company to resolve the battle."

A spokesman for Bentley said it was the company's final offer.

He said: "We are seeking a two-year deal to ensure there is stability whilst we focus on investment, including development of the brand and new markets as well as new model introductions.

"Given this rejection, it is now up to the workforce representatives to consider their position."

Mr Morgan said: "The union has a good relationship with Bentley and I'm sure if there's good faith on both sides we can try and find a solution."

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