Unite, the UK’s leading union, has secured a 12 per cent pay deal for around 200 Sainsbury’s HGV drivers in Basingstoke.

The drivers, who deliver stock to stores across the region, voted by 92 per cent in favour of the one-year deal. 

The deal is above the real rate of inflation, RPI, which currently stands at 11.8 per cent. It was negotiated without industrial action. 

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is another great deal won by Unite and demonstrates once again that even in this cost of living crisis, Unite is winning better jobs, pay and conditions for our members.” 

Unite regional officer Phil Silkstone said: “There is power in a union – that’s why workers looking to improve their wages and working lives should join Unite and get their colleagues to do the same.” 

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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.