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Christmas shortage warning as Trafford warehouse staff plan strike action

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The north could be faced with severe beer shortages ahead of Christmas after one of the leading pallet companies has threatened strike action over pay.

Chep UK, which is based in Trafford, has warned that deliveries in December could be delayed or cancelled altogether if the pay dispute goes ahead.

Workers at the company say bosses are refusing to improve on a ‘below inflation pay offer’ of two per cent - despite the industry allegedly booming in demand. READ MORE: UK's chances of Christmas restrictions and 'Plan B' latest as Europe rocked by Covid surge Businesses who use Chep pallets to distribute their deliveries include Heinz, Heineken, Coca-Cola, TDS and Encric. “It is shocking that Chep, which is enjoying a boom time, thinks it

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