Basildon CNH tractor factory strikes off after Unite secures pay victory
- Friday 1 July 2022
Pay up for lowest paid by £140 per week within two years
Strikes at Basildon’s CNH Industrial tractor factory have been called off after Unite, the UK’s leading union, secured a ‘fantastic’ pay victory for more than 500 workers.
Workers at the factory, which is Basildon’s largest employer, have agreed a two-year deal that will mean a weekly pay increase of £40 for year one, with many workers seeing their pay increase by up to £100 a week in year two.
Unite says that the deal will benefit the lowest paid workers the most, who are set to see their pay increase by £140 per week by the end of 2023.
There has also been an increase in lay-off pay for workers and increase in holiday entitlement.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Our members in CNH stood their ground in this dispute and as a result Unite secured a better deal from the employer.
“This deal is another example of how Unite is responding to the cost-of-living crisis by putting more money in our members’ pockets. Improving workers’ jobs, pay and conditions is what this union does.”
Unite regional officer Michelle Cook said: “This fantastic result shows why workers need to join Unite if they want better pay packets and working lives.
“We send solidarity to CNH workers in America who are on strike for a well-deserved pay rise and hope their dispute is resolved successfully soon.”
CNH workers, belonging to the United Auto Workers (UAW), at two factories in Wisconsin and Iowa have been on strike for two months over pay.
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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.