Heinz calls for further pay talks with staff at Wigan factory

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Heinz baked beans tin
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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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