Unite, the UK’s construction union, has secured an agreement that ensures that all construction workers operating at the Fawley oil refinery in Hampshire will receive bonus payments.

Bonus payment 

From 1 September just over 300 Unite members, covered by the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI) will receive a £1.63 hourly bonus payment. This was awarded after Unite members, alongside colleagues from the GMB, staged a series of strikes at Fawley late last year.

In order to maintain harmony and prevent division on the site, Unite has also secured the same £1.63 an hour bonus payment to be paid to over 100 workers operating under the civils engineering agreement at the refinery. This will also be paid from 1 September.

In addition, a further eight workers who are not part of either agreement will get the payment.

Worker boost

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “The bonus payment deal at Fawley is an excellent example of how Unite’s focus on jobs, pay and conditions is having a direct financial benefit for our members.”

The current agreement is for the bonus to be paid for four months until the end of December but Unite’s reps are already preparing to mount a campaign to maintain the payments for a longer period.

Build on the deal

Unite regional officer Malcolm Bonnett said: “This deal would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Unite’s reps and members at Fawley, Unite is determined to build on this deal and to continue to increase its industrial strength on the project.”


Notes to editors

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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.