Unite members at Crittall Windows, Witham, have secured their first pay increase since 2008 following a positive strike ballot. Prior to the ballot the company was refusing to even talk to Unite representatives. However, after our members voted in favour of taking strike action the company backed down and offered an increase of 2.4%. This has been accepted by members.
Ian Maidlow, Unite regional co-ordinating officer and the officer responsible for the site, commented “The courageous actions of our members and shop stewards has meant that, for the first time in many years, workers at Crittall have been treated with a degree of dignity. This shows what people prepared to stand together can achieve. We will now spend the next few months building the union to try and ensure that our members are never put in the position again of a company-imposed pay freeze.”