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Amey road worker strikes called off

Six days of strike action by Amey road workers have been called off after a pay deal was agreed.

Unite members working at depots in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire began a planned week-long strike on Monday.

But they went back to work on Tuesday morning after agreeing a 2.25% increase in pay backdated to 1 April 2014 – and a further 1.75% hike on 1 April 2015.

Unite regional officer Richard Gates said: “The solidarity and determination of Unite members throughout this lengthy dispute meant we were successful in negotiating a two-year pay settlement that is acceptable to the majority of our members.  

“Thanks to the strong position we took and the arguments the union put forward Amey realised that workers have been hit hard in recent years over pay. 

“Make no mistake this is a victory and members are delighted.” 

An Amey spokesperson said: “We are pleased to have reached a fair and satisfactory outcome for all.”

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