A two year pay deal won by Unite, the UK's leading union, will ensure Ford workers see their wages keep pace with rising living costs.

Following extensive negotiations between Unite and the vehicle manufacturer, hourly paid workers at the company will receive an increase of 5.1 per cent (secured when RPI was at 4.9%) from this Wednesday (24 November). For the second year of the deal, workers will receive a pay increase in line with the retail price index (RPI) inflation rate, which is currently standing at 6 per cent.

Good deal

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is a good pay deal for Ford workers and will ensure that the wages they bring home keep pace with the UK's rising living costs.

“This demonstrates how the union’s focus on fighting to defend the jobs, pay and conditions of our members is producing vital wins in pay disputes.”

Improved pension

In addition to the increase in pay, the workers will benefit from a matched increase in contributions into the company’s defined contribution pension scheme.

Members of Unite recorded a 70 per cent yes vote in favour of the pay offer.

Extensive negotiations

Unite national officer Des Quinn said: “As a result of extensive negotiations a deal was secured which the majority of Unite’s members found acceptable.

“Following the agreement on pay, Unite will now be focussing its attention on securing the long-term future of all of Ford’s sites in the UK.”

ENDS

During the coronavirus crisis Unite is working to keep workers and the public safe, to defend jobs and to protect incomes.

For media enquiries ONLY please contact Unite senior communications officer Barckley Sumner on 07802 329235 or 0203 371 2067.

Email: [email protected]

Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.