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Jaguar Land Rover workers give massive ‘thumbs up’ to ‘exceptional’ pay deal

29 November 2016

Workers at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have overwhelmingly backed an ‘exceptional pay deal for an exceptional workforce’ in a consultative ballot, their union Unite announced today (Tuesday 29 November).

Over three quarters (77 per cent) of those voting gave the ‘thumbs up’ to the two-year deal of 3.5 per cent, plus a £750 bonus in year one, with an inflation-proofed retail price index (RPI) plus 0.5 per cent rise in year two.

The deal, which will be backdated to 1 November this year, affects workers at JLR’s workplaces in Castle Bromwich, Coventry, Halewood, Solihull and Wolverhampton. 

Commenting Unite national officer Roger Maddison said: “This exceptional pay deal is no less than the workforce at JLR deserve and is recognition of their continued hard work which has made the carmaker such a world beater. 

“It is testament to workforce’s skills and dedication that JLR can look to the future with confidence and only right they share in the carmaker’s continued success.”

ENDS  

For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869. 

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.