About 1,000 workers working for iconic chocolate maker Cadbury have accepted a three year pay deal, which Unite said was ‘a good package in uncertain times’.
The employees at the Cadbury sites, which include Chirk, near Wrexham; Birmingham; and Marlbrook in Herefordshire, have accepted the three year deal which will run from March this year until March 2022.
Year one, starting in March 2019, will see a 2.7 per cent increase and the retail price index rate for years two and three.
“We are pleased that by a large majority – 75 per cent – our members, who are covered by the national agreement, have accepted this three year pay deal,” said Unite national officer for the food industry Joe Clarke.
“We believe that this is a good inflation-proofed pay package given the uncertain times we are going through and the economic challenges posed by Brexit.
“This package will provide a level of financial security for our 1,000 members for the next three years and I would like to pay tribute to our reps who greatly assisted in the negotiations.”
Cadbury, formerly Cadbury’s, is a multinational confectionery company wholly owned by Mondelez International (originally Kraft Foods) since 2010. Its best known products include Dairy Milk and the Roses collection.