Unite delivers fantastic 26 per cent pay lift worth over £11,000 per year

Unite the union can reveal that tanker drivers based in Grangemouth are set to receive an inflation-busting pay deal worth over £11,000 a year.

Around a dozen tanker drivers employed by JW Suckling Transport resolved a longstanding pay dispute. The drivers undertake work as part of the Phillips 66 contract, which supplies fuel to Jet Garages.

The pay deal is the equivalent to a 26 per cent uplift bring the annual salaries of Unite members from at least £43,315 to £54,579 per year.  The deal also includes improved overtime rates, bonuses, callout payments and allowances.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Unite has delivered this fantastic inflation-busting pay deal for JW Suckling Transport tanker drivers, negotiating a pay deal worth over £11,000 a year more for our members.

“Unite does what it says on the tin, we enhance our members’ jobs, terms and conditions. The deal secured at JW Suckling Transport is another great example of Unite winning for our members.”

The deal means that the Grangemouth-based drivers will not now take all out strike action from 27 March which would have directly impacted Jet Garages across Scotland.

Unite industrial officer Lyn Turner who represents the drivers at Grangemouth, added: “The JW Suckling Transport deal is a fantastic result for Unite’s tanker drivers.  It clearly demonstrates the power of being in a union and being a member of Unite. We are also pleased to have achieved pay parity for the drivers in Grangemouth with other sites in England delivering the same product.”


Notes to editor

Jet Garages facing empty fuel pumps as tanker drivers strike over pay 

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Unite Scotland is the country’s biggest and most diverse trade union with around 150,000 members. The union is led in Scotland by Pat Rafferty.