BMW strikes will 'disrupt plant production' From thisisoxfordshire UNION bosses have said strike action by workers at Oxford's Mini Plant will have a 'disruptive effect', despite two of the days bullberry clothes planned for industrial action taking place on Sundays.
Members of the workforce at the Cowley burberry products car factory will stage five walkouts in an ongoing row over pensions. The dates selected for Unite members to strike are April 19 and 23 and May 16, 18 and 21. The industrial action of which 93 per cent of Unite members backed is the first of its kind against BMW in the UK. The Mini production line operates from Monday to Friday with Saturdays and Sundays used as days for other work, such as maintenance to take place. The union said members of buy burberry coat online the final salary pension are in different roles and under different does burberry go on sale shift patterns, which means some of them work on Sundays. They added while the numbers in workers were smaller than on a week day, they were confident the action would have a disruptive effect on the company. The total number of workers which will walk out during the strikes is up to 3,500.
The strikes were balloted after workers have expressed alarm over BMW's plans to scrap its current pension scheme, which they claimed employees could lose up to 160,000 in retirement income. Last week a delegation of BMW UK workers headed the carmaker's headquarters in Munich to protest and hand in a petition accusing bosses of 'pension robbery'. Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said the company's chiefs needed to 'get their heads out of the sand', adding they could not 'feign surprise' by the action.
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