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‘First class deal’

Rosyth Dockyard workers secure major pay deal
Ciaran Naidoo, Tuesday, June 19th, 2018


Trade union representatives at Rosyth Dockyard working for Babcock have negotiated an excellent pay deal meaning a guaranteed pay increase of £2000 plus a £1000 lump sum for over 700 workers.

 

The rise equates to a percentage increase in the range of 7.2 per cent to 9.2 per cent.

 

“The union representatives at Rosyth Dockyard have negotiated an excellent pay deal meaning a guaranteed pay increase of £2000 plus a £1000 lump sum for hundreds of workers,” said Unite regional officer Bob MacGregor.

 

“The deal was struck following intense but constructive negotiations with management,” he added. “It’s a win/win deal putting extra money in the workers’ pockets which will help them and their families keep up with rising prices. There is also an agreement for the company, unions and employees to work together to introduce agreed changes that ensure Rosyth is fit for the future.

 

“This first class deal shows what can be achieved on behalf of the workforce when they are a part of a well organised and professional union.”

 

Babcock Rosyth is one of the largest, most diverse waterside manufacturing and repair facilities in the UK. The £6.2bn Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carrier programme saw the construction of the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales across UK shipbuilding, before final assembly took place at Rosyth Dockyard.

 

Unite is a union that campaigns for and delivers better pay and conditions for its members. Unite is winning at work based on three core values — Secure Work: fighting for jobs and job security, Strong Voice: a union which is a respected voice at work and Decent Pay: a union focussed on pay and conditions.

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