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Unite claims cuts to pay and pension

THE Unite union has claimed members at the Grangemouth oil refinery have had cuts to pay, pensions and terms and conditions imposed by employers Ineos.

The union said cuts and uncertainty around plant closures on the site were resulting in skilled operatives finding or looking for better-paid work elsewhere.

Unite also said that during meetings yesterday, Ineos refused to give assurances over the future of five plants on the site.

Pat Rafferty, Unite Scottish secretary, said: "There is a real danger the price being exacted from the workforce by Ineos could backfire and lead to an exodus of skilled operatives attracted by better-paid work elsewhere."

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