Amazon and Dominos are among the companies to be affected after a union announced strike action at a paper mill in Carrington.

Around 40 of the workers at Saica Paper UK Ltd, Manchester Road, are taking on their employers over a pay rise of 9.5 per cent.

The pay rise consists of a permanent rise of 6.5 per cent plus a one-off payment, according to Unite the Union, and is a lot lower than the rate of inflation, the union said.

The strike action is across five days this month and next month, the first of which is next week on Friday (April 21).

Sharon Graham, general secretary for Unite the Union, said: "Saica Paper is a highly profitable company which could and should be rewarding its workers with a fair pay increase. It is the hard work of our members which has made the company successful and it is only right that they receive a fair share of the company’s profits.

"Unite is totally focused on the jobs, pay and conditions of its members and the workers at Saica Paper will receive the union’s unswerving support."

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The paper mill produces 100 per cent recycled paper for the corrugated cardboard which is used in packaging.

It sells a lot of its products to sister company Saica Pack which in turn sells them to companies such as Amazon, Dominos, Diageo and Intersnack.

Gary Fairclough, regional officer for Unite the Union, added: "Strike action will inevitably cause severe disruption to Saica Paper’s customers but this dispute is entirely of the company’s own making, pay talks began in September last year and it has stubbornly refused to make a fair pay offer.

“While the company is highly profitable our members are struggling to pay their food and heating bills during the worst cost of living crisis experienced in the UK for decades."

A spokesperson for Saica Paper UK Ltd said: "We are aware of the planned industrial action. We have taken steps to build up stock levels in advance of the planned days of action and are confident that we will be able to continue production. We will be liaising with clients as appropriate over the coming days to ensure we minimise disruption.

“As with businesses up and down in the UK, a combination of significant cost increases across everything from energy to transportation and raw materials are posing significant financial challenges that must be managed sensibly.

"While we respect the union’s right to take this action, we have made an offer taking into consideration all these factors.

"We wholeheartedly value our employees, we remain open to dialogue and we are keen to get around the table again to find a solution that is workable to all concerned.”

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.