Raise NAECI wage rates | Vote Yes


UK-wide strike ballots are opening for more than 3,000 engineering and construction workers, working at 22 critical infrastructure sites over a lousy pay offer. Read more here

Ballots open from: 13 September. Ballots close from: 11 October.

Your ballot paper will arrive by post. When the ballot opens, we urge you to vote ‘Yes’ for strike action.

If you are a Unite member and work at the following sites a ballot paper will be posted to your home address.

  • Ballots are opening and closing at different times so please talk to your rep, join a Unite Whatsapp group and look out for communications from us:

    Nuclear power station: Sellafield
    Power stations: Drax, Hunterston B, Torness and Hartlepool.
    Oil refineries and petro-chemical plants: Fawley Esso, Stanlow Essar, Pembroke Valero, Grangemouth Petroineos, Grangemouth Ineos Chemicals, Grangemouth Ineos FPS, Inovyn Ineos and Carrington Lyondell Basell.
    Pharmaceutical plants: DSM Dalry, GSK Montrose and GSK Irvine.

No ballot paper? If after five days your ballot paper has not arrived email [email protected]. Please include your full name, Unite membership number if known, workplace and employer, as well as your address.

Our bosses owe us!

Our members, who operate under the National Agreement for Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI) , are angry that their real wages have been steadily falling after a Covid pay freeze and a two year below inflation pay deal.

They’ve been left struggling to pay their bills during the cost-of-living crisis, while the companies involved have been raking it in.

The sites and the industries our members work in are awash with cash. Most are generating massive profits. But the pay offer for 2024/25 is simply not good enough to restore workers’ wages.

Low pay rates are causing severe workforce shortages, as workers leave for higher pay elsewhere.

NAECI employers and contractors need to get their priorities right.

Raise NAECI wage rates now! 
Vote Yes to strike! 

Strikes will cause major disruption. The workers conduct critical repair and maintenance at the above listed sites.

Download the posters for your workplace. Share the graphics. [Add your own ballot close date. Or 11 October]


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