WORKERS at a Halesowen firm have won a battle over pay after threatening to go on strike.

GMB members at Somers Forge had been set to go on strike today (Tuesday February 15).

It was to be the latest in a series of walkouts after the company offered a four per cent pay rise, but refused to backdate it to the pay anniversary of April 2021.

The union said late last night bosses at the firm on Prospect Road backed down and agreed to the workers’ demand.

Russell Farrington, GMB regional organiser said: “This is a massive win for these workers – they've flexed their industrial muscle and shown what can be achieved when workers stick together.

“This company pleaded poverty, but clearly had the cash to honour the pay anniversary.

“We applaud Somers Forge management for finally doing the right thing.”

Somers Forge manufactures components for the defence industry and is a supplier to the MOD.