DISGRUNTLED shop floor workers at Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings, Darwen, will hold a mass meeting tomorrow to discuss options for industrial action.

It follows a recent ballot by the GMB union which was supported by 94 per cent of their 280 members at the Hollins Road site.

The meeting will take place at 11am at the Anchor, Darwen. It follows a decision by workers to refuse the company's annual award pay offer of 3.3 per cent on basic rates and a £100 bonus payment.

During negotiations the management agreed to incorporate the £100 into wages but this was also turned down.

Site convenor Bob Welham said: "Since the vote, the company hasn't made any moves to settle the dispute."

A spokesman for Akzo Nobel said: "We have five major manufacturing and distribution sites throughout the country and the company's offer has been accepted at all of these, with the exception of Darwen.

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