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Pay Rise Sought for Cheese Company Workers

UNION bosses are seeking a four per cent pay rise for workers at Stranraer's Caledonian Cheese Company. Negotiators hope to thrash out a deal with the firm at the end of this week.

In the meantime, the threat of strike action at the Commerce Road creamery has been lifted for seven days as pay talks continue.

A crunch meeting is now planned for tomorrow (Friday) between representatives from the Transport and General Workers' Union and finance chiefs from the creamery's parent company, McLelland.

The New Year period saw staff stage a five-day walkout after discussions, which have been ongoing for around a year, broke down. Workers returned on Monday and negotiations continued with a meeting at the factory in Stranraer on Tuesday.

Following that, T&GWU representative Jim Winter told the Free Press

"Strike sanctions have been lifted for seven days to let negotiations take place. We are now due to have a meeting in Dumfries on Friday

"We have laid down what we are looking for and we are hopeful there will be a resolution at the end of Friday's meeting.

"Tuesday's meeting was conducted very cordially and I thank the workforce for lifting the sanction. We have now put the workforce's position to the company".

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