Unite members at Honeywell Control Systems in Motherwell report they have been subjected to threats and intimidatory behaviour by management after the pay offer made by the company was rejected by members.
These actions and the company's attitude to normal rules of industrial relations in the modern era are draconian to say the least. In a modern economy good employers recognise the value of engaging positively with trade unions and both sides get results.
The Scottish government promotes Scotland as a country of fair working practices. These actions by a multinational company are far from fair and fly in the face of what the Scottish government is trying to achieve.
Debbie Hutchings Unite regional officer said: “Unite is appalled at reports from our members that they have felt intimidated by the management at Honeywell following a democratic ballot of our members.
“This is not the actions of a modern progressive company. The company should get back around the table and negotiate instead of throwing its toys out of the pram when things don’t go its way."
Unite has sought to progress negotiations with management at Honeywell and has even suggested counter proposals and improvements which we believe are affordable to the company and would further negotiations rather than going to industrial action. This was dismissed out of hand.
For more information contact Debbie Hutchings on 07958515326.
Notes to editors:
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.