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JJB staff to consider pay offer
JJB workers
Workers had planned to walk out for three days next week
The first of three fresh strikes called by workers at sports retailer JJB has been called off after a new pay offer was put on the table.

Members of the GMB union at the firm's warehouse in Wigan, Greater Manchester, were due to walkout on 21 November in the dispute over pay and conditions.

The revised offer will be discussed at a mass meeting on 20 November and put to a ballot, the GMB said.

Union leaders are recommending members accept the offer.

The announcement was made on Thursday as workers were on a two-day walkout.

JJB Sports has about 430 shops in the UK and its executive director is David Whelan, owner of Wigan Athletic and its ground, the JJB stadium.

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