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Several hundred GlaxoSmithKline workers have voted to go on strike after rejecting a below-inflation pay raise, setting the stage for an industrial battle unusual in the pharmaceutical industry, The Financial Times tells us. Unite, the union representing the workers at manufacturing sites across the U.K., said the strike would be the first in the drugmaker’s history. Unite members voted 86% in favor of strike action. GSK said it offered a pay increase of 4%, but Unite said that was conditional on the union recommending it to its members, which it was not willing to do. The company’s first offer was 2.75%.

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