More than 100 engineering workers at Balfour Beatty will stage three 48-hour strikes in March due to pay disputes. The strikes result from the rejection of the company's offer to increase pay by 5.5% from April 2022 by the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport workers (RMT).
RMT Rejects Balfour Beatty's Pay Offer
The RMT has rejected Balfour Beatty's offer to increase pay by 5.5% from April 2022. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch stated that Balfour Beatty is a highly profitable company, and they need to use some of their excess wealth to reward their workers properly.
Strikes to Take Place in March
The strikes will take place from 2200 GMT on Fridays to 0959 GMT on Sundays from March 3 to March 5, March 10 to March 12, and March 17 to March 19.
Widespread Strikes in Britain Over Pay Demands
Hundreds of thousands of workers, many from the public sector, have been going on strike across Britain over the past year as they demand pay rises from employers that take into account the worst inflation in four decades.