Unite, the UK’s leading union, has secured recognition for workers employed at Chessington World of Adventures.

The workers are employed by Merlin Attractions Operations. The recognition covers the engineers who are responsible for maintaining the theme park's rides but it also covers team leaders, apprentices and vehicle technicians.

Unite will be solely recognised for collective bargaining on pay, working hours and holiday. Additionally the union will be consulted on other matters.

Unite regional officer Clare Keogh said: “Our members at Chessington World of Adventures undertake a crucial role in keeping rides operating safely.

 “By securing recognition for this group of workers Unite will be able to better ensure that our members are paid fairly, have excellent terms and conditions and are properly treated by management.”

“Following this agreement Unite will now be seeking to secure recognition for similar groups of workers at other amusement parks.


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For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235.

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.