As Nissan celebrates over one million cars being built over the past two years, Unite, Britain’s biggest union, is calling on the company to boost pay and conditions to recognise the huge contribution workers have made to the success of the Nissan brand.
The milestone for the Sunderland plant was reached as the new model of its Qashqai was named the 2014 Car of the Year by ‘What Car?’ magazine.
Unite national officer Tony Murphy said: “Building over a million cars in two years is a sign of the company’s success, but it is also a sign of the phenomenal achievements of the workforce in Sunderland.
“Nissan must recognise the contribution of the workforce during the next set of pay negotiations. Nissan workers deserve a boost in their pay and conditions. The company says its workforce sets the benchmark for productivity and quality so it is only right that their pay and conditions matches their effort and expertise.”
The Nissan workforce is currently in the final year of a two year pay deal. Unite will soon begin preparing its pay claim for January 2015.
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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.