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Planned strike by workers at Faslane naval base suspended

A planned strike by workers at the Faslane nuclear naval base in a row over pay has been suspended.

Members of Unite at Faslane, and another site in Coulport, were due to walk out for two hours on Wednesday, but fresh talks will now be held with employers Babcock Marine.

National officer Ian Waddell said: "Babcock management has said it wants to negotiate an improved, consolidated pay deal, so as a gesture of good faith we have agreed to suspend industrial action in order for discussions to take place.

"We tentatively welcome this step forward by the company and we are optimistic that Babcock now shares our desire to reach a consolidated pay deal reflective of the outstanding loyalty and service workers on the Clyde consistently give both Babcock and the Ministry of Defence."

Unite members at the two sites in Scotland voted for industrial action in protest at a planned below-inflation 1% pay increase.

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