Unite Scotland’s dispute over pay with Mahle Engine Systems UK based in Kilmarnock has today (13 June) ended following a ballot of our members on an improved offer.
Unite has secured a two-year 6.5 per cent deal consisting of a 3.5 per cent increase on all rates effective from 1 January 2018 and a further 3.0 per cent increase on all rates effective from 1 January 2019. The improved offer was accepted by a 78.1 per cent majority. There is also a change to the existing lay-off agreement which will remain in place until the end of December 2019, whereby Unite members will now be paid for the first two weeks of lay-off within any 13 week period.
Unite regional industrial officer Paul Bennett said: “I would like to pay tribute to our Unite representatives at Mahle, in particular our convener and shop stewards committee for all their efforts throughout the process. We have successfully secured a significant pay rise over two years for our members through solidity and determination ensuring the workforce is properly rewarded for their hard work.”
“The membership has been rock solid and without their support for the necessary actions including industrial action this success would not have been achieved.”
For more information contact Paul Bennett on 07894414607