Unite has negotiated a £2,300 cost of living payment for workers at the engine manufacturing and components company Cummins.
The one off payment will cover 2,730 workers who are part of the bargaining unit that Unite negotiates on behalf of.
The agreement covers workers based at the company’s factories in Darlington, Daventry, Huddersfield, Stamford and Wellingborough.
The cost of living payment will be paid in addition to the previously agreed pay increase. The payment was agreed after Unite reps at the company raised the severe problems that workers were having with making ends meet as a result of rampant inflation.
Following a period of intense negotiations Cummins agreed to make the payment which it is aiming to pay to the workforce this month.
Unite national officer Steve Bush said, “This £2,300 cost of living payment will be a welcome relief to Unite’s members at Cummins who have been struggling with the effects of inflation and rising bills.
“Credit must be given to Unite’s reps at Cummins, without whose hard work and dedication this substantial payment would not have been agreed.”
By Barckley Sumner