Recognition for Unite at Forterra has been welcomed as the just reward for a succesful campaign to build up membership in the workplace.
Membership has grown through 12 months of determined effort to the point where the vast majority of the bargaining group are now members of Unite.
Unite will now be providing training for its new Shop Steward and will begin the bargaining process with the company later in the year.
Tony Ellingford, Unite's Regional Officer responsible, has said "Although we have long standing agreements with the company this was a triumph for workers who want a direct say on the terms and conditions that affect their lives. They have worked hard to build the membership and Unite is proud to be representing them."