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Business Diary: JJB loses out in union spat

One in the eye for JJB Sports. It does not enjoy negotiating with the GMB union, which represents about 360 of its staff at a warehouse in Wigan.

The retailer asked the Central Arbitration Committee, the authority on these matters, for permission to derecognise the union but the application was rejected yesterday.

Naturally, within hours, the GMB was presenting a pay claim on behalf of the staff in question.

Belfast Telegraph