Workers are GlaxoSmithKline start voting today on whether to strike in protest over a pay freeze at the company’s Ribena factory.

Staff at the plant – in Coleford, Gloucester – have until 14 January to decide whether to begin industrial action.

The ballot follows several months of discussions with management over GSK’s refusal to award staff a pay rise.

Trade union Unite said: “GSK can easily afford to give its staff a decent pay increase. With inflation running at almost 5%, a company worth billions is in effect giving loyal staff a pay cut.”

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