It has been announced that staff at the pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca, will be staging a series of strikes due to a row over pensions.
The dispute arose as a result of changes the pharma company made to its defined benefit pension scheme. This impacted 2,500 staff mainly based at Macclesfield.
The strikes will be taking place on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 23rd of September 2010. Staff will walk out for two hours on 8th September, four hours on 15th September and for an entire eight hour shift on 22nd and 23rd September 2010.