Workers employed by Metal Improvement Company in Broughton North Wales, have agreed a substantially improved pay offer. This follows strike action by the 40 strong workforce which started on the 17 August.

The skilled workers who supply manufacturers, including Airbus, will receive a 9 per cent pay increase for 2022 alongside a supplementary bonus of £1,000. Effectively workers will see their pay increase by around 13% this year. In addition they also secured an additional day of annual leave for 2023. 

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is a fantastic win for our members at Metal Improvement Company. Unite’s total focus on boosting jobs, pay and conditions continues to deliver. Our members stood together through the industrial action and have secured a great deal.”

Unite regional officer Jono Davies said: “Our members fully deserve this pay deal. Their hard work and dedication has delivered healthy profits for their employer. The unity they showed during the industrial action clearly made the company think again, engage with the union, and improve the pay offer. This deal ensures that our members' wages are able to keep in line with current inflation."


Notes for editors:

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The General Secretary is Sharon Graham.