Unite union warns of BMW workers to go on strike over pensions row

Here’s why

Unite union representatives have discussed Tuesday to discuss next steps over the pensions dispute as workers rejected BMW’s offer Monday by 56.6 per cent.

Unite national officer for BMW, Fred Hanna said: “We expect to meet BMW in the coming days. Shop stewards from all of BMW’s UK plants are clear that further strike action is almost certain unless the company puts forward a new offer that better addresses members’ concerns.”

“We expect to meet BMW in the coming days. Shop stewards from all of BMW’s UK plants are clear that further strike action is almost certain unless the company puts forward a new offer that better addresses members’ concerns.”

BMW said that they are “disappointed” Unite union members rejected the pensions offer, as BMW said it was “designed to improve competitiveness which is in the long-term interests of all our employees in the future.”

The future for BMW’s UK operations are still unclear as chief executive, Harald Krueger said in March, “much will depend on how Brexit is ultimately negotiated.”

However, Krueger also said that the UK is important for the company.

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