Rolls-Royce workers at Goodwood, West Sussex have overwhelmingly voted to accept a two-year pay deal that will mean an extra seven per cent in their pay packets.
Unite, the country’s largest union which represents the 500-strong workforce that produce the iconic car, hailed the agreement as ‘very well-deserved for a group of dedicated employees at the top of their game’.
The workers voted by a large majority of 90 per cent to accept a 3.5 per cent increase on basic salary from 1 January 2018, plus an additional day of personal holiday entitlement per year which, the union calculates, is worth a further 0.5 per cent.
In year two, from 1 January 2019, there will be a three per cent pay increase made up of 2.75 per cent, plus a one-off payment of 0.25 per cent payable in January 2019.
Unite regional officer Fred Hanna said: “The iconic Rolls-Royce cars are hand built at Goodwood and the two-year pay deal is a tribute to a dedicated group of workers at the top of the their game.
“The workforce voted by 90 per cent for this deal which provides them with a high degree of pay security over the next two years in what are very challenging economic times.”
Rolls-Royce is part of the BMW group and this agreement just covers the Goodwood site.
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- 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.