Unite rejects Greene King’s pay rise offer

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Unite rejects Greene King’s pay rise offer

Unite said that members of the union had rejected an offer of a 3% pay rise and one-off payment of 650, and more strikes were planned for 21 -- 23 December.

Nobody wants to go out on strike and stand in freezing cold for five days, eight hours a day, but that's what we've been put in, he said.

A Greene King spokeswoman said workers were sympathetic to the people that like their favourite tipple but their wages are of paramount importance and we can assure customers that this week's industrial action has not caused significant disruption and pubs across the country continue to receive deliveries from us.

We received notice for further industrial action from the afternoon of December 21 until the end of December 23 but the vast majority of our Christmas deliveries will already be completed by this point, and we will make sure that any disruption to customers is kept to an absolute minimum.

We remain disappointed that the union encouraged its members to reject our offer and we've met regularly with members of Unite over the past few months and explained how we aim to be fair and consistent across our business, given the challenging wider economic environment currently.