Unite members commenced a day of strike action after the company rejected GMB and Unite members’ claim for an increase in pay of 2.4%. Which is in line with the average pay settlement for UK manufacturing in 2015.
Unite members voted unanimously for strike action.
Rhys McCarthy, Unite National Officer, said “Years of getting away with below inflation pay increases have finally come home to roost. Our members hard work and commitment to Unilever have seen growth in sales, volume and profits. However, instead of getting a fair share of this success, our members have seen the company CEO pocket eye watering pay increases of 24%.”