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Strike threat at Manx Telecom

The Communication Workers Union says it was forced to ballot for strike action at Manx Telecom because the company wouldn’t listen to its arguments.

MT offered workers a 4.1 per cent pay rise this year, well below the current rate of inflation which stands at 6.5 per cent.

But after protracted negotiations, the union balloted workers over industrial action – and more than 80 per cent of staff voted for a strike.

The walkout could come as soon as the end of next week, and the CWU’s lead negotiator Grace Mitchell says the issue is a simple one.

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