Teesside escapes wage row.A pay row by hundreds of funeral workers will not affect Teesside.
Hundreds of Co-operative funeral staff have voted to strike in a dispute over pay, threatening disruption disruption /dis·rup·tion/ (dis-rup´shun) a morphologic defect resulting from the extrinsic breakdown of, or interference with, a developmental process. of burials and cremations.
But a North Eastern & Cumbrian Co-op spokeswoman today said the row did not involve workers from this region.
Members of the Transport and General Workers Union and the GMB GMB (in Britain) General, Municipal and Boilermakers (Trade Union) , employed as funeral directors and administrative staff, backed walkouts by 62pc after rejecting a 3.5pc pay offer.
The unions are campaigning for increases to the pounds 12,500 basic pay of workers employed by Co-operative Funeralcare, arguing the salary did not reflect the sensitive nature of the job.
The action involves workers based mainly in the South-west, South-east, Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff. , Scotland and Liverpool.
Unions were due to meet today to decide their next move.