The long-running pay dispute at Prysmian Cables & Systems in Eastleigh, Hampshire has been settled, after the workers voted overwhelmingly for a two-year pay deal.

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, announced today (Monday 26 November), that the workforce had voted by 85 per cent to accept two per cent for 2018, backdated to January, and 2.5 per cent for 2019.

Unite regional coordinating officer Debbie Watson said: “We are pleased that our members have accepted an improved offer, following a campaign of industrial action.

“I would like to praise the solidarity our members have shown during this testing time and the big-hearted support they have received from the local community.

“Our members are now working normally and Unite is looking forward to a constructive dialogue with the management as we move forward.”

Unite, which has 162 members at the company, said the workers had originally rejected a two per cent pay offer for the year starting January 2018.


Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on: 020 3371 2065

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.