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Lowest paid DHL warehouse workers secure a pay boost t...

Lowest paid DHL warehouse workers secure a pay boost twice the rate of inflation

20 September 2017

Low-paid workers at the DHL warehouse in Gillmoss, Liverpool have secured Unite representation, and with it an inflation busting pay increase.

Almost a third of the 300 strong workforce will get a pay increase of 9 per cent raising their pay by an extra 70p an hour or around an extra £1,450 a year. The increase earmarked for the lowest paid at the site is more than twice the retail price index (the higher measure of inflation). 

Unite secured a new recognition deal with DHL to represent workers across the entire site near Liverpool. The deal also means that agency workers on the site will also get new rights to be represented by Unite. 

Unite regional officer Kenny Rowe said: “Low-paid workers have secured a significant boost to their pay which is more than double the rate of inflation and means workers will get around £1,500 extra a year. The deal will help workers and their families afford their food, rent and bills.”

“The deal also means the entire workforce at the DHL warehouse benefits from union representation and agency workers will also be represented by Unite if they have a problem.”

The DHL warehouse in Gilmoss Liverpool stores and delivers products for Burtons, AB Foods, L’Oréal and NHS products. All the workers who were on £7.52 had their pay increased to £8.22.

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Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Ciaran Naidoo on 07768 931 315

  • 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.