Our members have been through the most trying times in recent years and made enormous sacrifices in the name of site security and ‘survival’.
The period of threats to destroy the site are now over for good and it is right and proper that the company should recognise the very reasonable aim of workers to be represented collectively by their union, Unite, in the responsible and helpful way they have done over many decades.
We hope the company will change course and respect our members’ wishes but if this does not happen we must stick together and work through the Central Arbitration Committee process to retain your collective voice at Grangemouth.
Only through maintaining trade union recognition with Unite, can you benefit from negotiated agreements with Ineos on pay and other terms and conditions of employment including pensions, disciplinaries and grievance procedures, training, health and safety. In the absence of recognition, the company can impose decisions unilaterally in all these areas. We believe negotiations can be conducted with Ineos without conflict but they must be conducted with respect and the company must respect your right to choose Unite.