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Primark staff in Northern Ireland back industrial action over pay freeze

Staff at Primark stores in Northern Ireland have voted in favour of taking industrial action for a second time in protest at the company’s decision to impose a two year pay freeze.

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Primark staff in Northern Ireland back industrial action over pay freeze

Staff at Primark stores in Northern Ireland have voted in favour of taking industrial action for a second time in protest at the company’s decision to impose a two year pay freeze.

Members of the shopworkers union Usdaw have voted 87.7% to 12.3% in favour of taking strike action. Usdaw said its representatives at Primark will meet next week to decide on the form and timing of any industrial action.

Usdaw members accepted a pay freeze in 2010 after talks involving the Labour Relations Agency. The union now claims that deal was reached in the belief that the employees would not face a pay freeze for a second year running.

The union said it is urging Primark to return to the negotiating table to try and reach a negotiated settlement.

Nicola Scarborough, Usdaw area organiser said: "The overwhelming vote in favour of industrial action reflects the anger our members feel at the way Primark is treating its loyal and long-serving workforce and it underlines their determination to achieve a fair pay deal.

"There is no question of Primark being unable to afford a decent pay rise.

"Sales at the company continue to increase by double digits and in the past two years Primark has made profits of £644 million.

"Primark must recognise the exceptional contribution its staff are making to its success."

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