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East Kilbride logistics dispute over as pay deal agreed

East Kilbride logistics dispute over as pay deal agreed

30 October 2015

Hundreds of logistics and warehouse workers at DHL’s Langland’s Park depot in East Kilbride have ended a long-running dispute with their employer following the agreement of a new pay deal for 2015/17.

Workers at the South Lanarkshire site, which is a major contractor for supermarket giant Sainsbury’s, secured a deal worth a total of 6.7 per cent over the agreed period which will also be backdated to April 2015.

An earlier industrial action ballot saw 80 per cent of members vote in favour of strikes.

Unite regional officer Willie McGonigle said: “This has been a protracted negotiation but the workforce can now move forward knowing their incomes have been secured and their contribution towards the success of the business has been recognised.

“The ongoing uncertainty across our economy and the challenging cost of living means it is vitally important that work genuinely pays for our members so that hundreds of local households and families can be sustained.

“This above-inflation deal also demonstrates once again the value of trade union membership and how collective strength can deliver better terms and conditions for hard-working people.”

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For further information please contact Unite Regional Officer Willie McGonigle on 07810 157912 or Peter Welsh on 07810 157931.

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