Industrial action at Jaguar Land Rover off for now

Article by Anita Panait, on September 1, 2013

Threat of industrial action logistics workers at some of Jaguar Land Rover's sites is now off after the Unite union recommended a pay settlement. DHL workers across the carmaker's sites in the United Kingdom voted last month to take industrial action over the company's refusal to grant them similar terms and conditions to some of its employees.

According to Jaguar Land Rover, logistic workers walked out Wednesday out for half an hour at the start of their shifts at four of sites in central England and two in the northwest. According to Unite executive officer Tony Woodley, the pay agreement would provide "equality of pay" across workers at the four companies providing services to the carmaker.

Woodley remarked that Unite's joint negotiating committee unanimously recommended the pay settlement to the members. Workers will vote on the proposal in the next two weeks.

Unite the pay agreement would entail making over 600 agency workers made permanent employees with DHL. DHL workers last week refused an offer of 6.2-percent pay increase this year and at least 3 percent next year. Unite had sought for a 12.8-percent pay hike over two years for employees who sort parts and 20.6-percent jump for drivers. [source: BBC]

Topics: jaguar, land rover

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Has Toyota started the production of a new electric supercharger? Well, a patent that was recently published indicated that they might have. And this electric supercharger looks more durable and...
by - March 27, 2017
The Tesla Model S has finally arrived in South Korean soil and is now available for test drive. But, there’s a catch. You’ll have to wait several months if you...
by - March 27, 2017
Sorry to say this to the Sport Quattro Concept fanatics. If you guys have been hoping for the production of this iconic concept to begin, prepare for your dreams to...
by - March 27, 2017
South Korean car company SsangYong recently revealed sketches of their upcoming SUV. We’re not always impressed by Korean car designs, but this one looks quite promising. Yup, it is the...
by - March 26, 2017
Twenty-eight years after the company was first launched by Toyota, which was initially targeted to the United States market only, Lexus has already made its way to over 70 countries....
by - March 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries