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]

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