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Ifor Williams Trailers pay strike called off by Unite

Workers outside Ifor Williams Trailers
Image caption Workers staged four one-day strikes after rejecting a 1.5% pay rise.

Workers at a Flintshire trailer manufacturer have called off further industrial action in a pay dispute.

Nearly 40 members of the Unite union at Ifor Williams Trailers on Deeside were due to begin another two-day strike on Thursday.

But after talks involving the concililation service Acas, they suspended the action while a ballot was held.

They narrowly voted to accept an improved offer from the company.

Unite official Tony Brady said the improved offer had been accepted by a majority of just five votes.

Further pay talks would begin next February, he said.

"We've accepted it on the basis that the company is going forward. It's a successful business and, at the end of the day, nobody wants to be on strike."

Workers held a two-day stoppage last week following three one-day strikes over the past two months.

A spokesman for Ifor Williams Trailers Deeside said: "We are naturally pleased that the pay offer has been accepted today, particularly at a time, when uncertain market conditions continue to impact our manufacturing production at Deeside."

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