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Cadbury workers 'vote on strike'

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Cadbury workers begin voting on possible strike action on Saturday, according to the union Unite.

Ballot papers consulting on action will begin to arrive at the homes of workers at the UK's best-known chocolate maker, it said.

Unite claims that Cadbury is breaking a long-standing pay deal with workers at its Bournville, Chirk, Marlbrook and Somerdale plants.

About 1,300 people work across the sites, the union said.

The ballot will run to 18 August, it added.

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