More than 90 workers at TSP Engineering Ltd in Workington are due to go on a 24-hour strike next week in a dispute over pay.

The workers, who are members of union Unite, will strike at the Curwen Road site from 12.01am on Wednesday.

Unite said its members voted by 90 per cent for strike action and by 96 per cent for industrial action short of a strike, after rejecting a one-off £450 payment – in lieu of two per cent back pay from April 2018– and four per cent from April 2019.

Unite regional officer Ryan Armstrong said: “Our members are going to strike for 24 hours on Wednesday as they are deeply unhappy with a paltry pay offer that does not reflect the soaring cost of living.

“Wednesday’s strike could lead to further industrial action, however, Unite’s door is open 24/7 for constructive talks to resolve this dispute and reach a fair settlement for our members.”

TSP Engineering has been contacted for comment.