The British Veterinary Union has announced that union members working at the Valley Vets group in South Wales will take strike action for two weeks from 8am on Tuesday 16th July.

The strike follows a breakdown in negotiations for better pay and conditions earlier in the year.

Valley Vets, which is owned by VetPartners, offered a 7.27% increase to its lowest paid staff, with smaller increases for higher paid staff.

However, the BVU rejected the offer, describing it as a "derisory real terms pay cut".

A postal ballot was held and 94% of members voted for industrial action, with a 93% turnout.

The BVU says it is open to restarting negotiations in the hope that an improved offer will make the strike unnecessary. 

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