Nissan workers end strike threat at Sunderland plant after accepting improved deal

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CLEANING staff at Nissan’s Sunderland plant have called off the threat of a strike.

Dozens of cleaners employed by Initial had voted in favour of industrial action up to and including striking in a row over pay.

But the company put a new offer to staff ahead of a meeting last weekend and the Unite union confirmed a ballot which ended yesterday had seen the improved deal given the thumbs-up by the 100-plus workers.

Spokesman Brian Cole said: “They have voted to accept the pay offer. It was fairly unanimous – I think they were happy with it.”

The union is already anticipating this year’s pay negotiations.

“We need to get round the table with the company over this year’s now, it has gone on that long,” said Mr Cole.

“The pay rise for this year is due up in October.”