Unite the union has negotiated a recognition agreement for its members working at the Cambridge headquarters of TWI, a global leader in technology engineering.

The agreement will allow the union’s growing membership amongst the 400 employees at the Granta Park site to have collective trade union bargaining rights when it comes to pay and employment conditions. It is believed to be the first TWI site in the UK to have such an agreement.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Employers everywhere would do well to match TWI’s forward thinking in recognising the importance of workforce union recognition as a significant element in company development. Unite will work constructively with the TWI management to build on this foundation.”

Unite regional officer Roger Dillon said:“We are pleased that we have obtained this agreement for our technician members who are part of a highly skilled workforce at this cutting-edge organisation with a global reach. We wish to work constructively with the TWI management to build on this foundation for the future.

“Cambridge has been a magnet for high tech companies, such as Apple and Microsoft, in recent times. However, just because these companies are a key factor in generating Cambridge’s current prosperity, it does not mean that the age-old problems of pay and conditions at work for employees have gone away.

“As a result, we are gaining more members from this sector all the time.”

Unite is dedicated to advancing the jobs, pay and conditions of its members and will fight back against any efforts to diminish workers' living standards. 


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Unite is the leading union in the UK and Ireland, dedicated to defending and improving members' jobs, pay and conditions. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.