Unite, the union representing Allianz engineer surveyors, has today (Thursday 23 March) launched a strike ballot in a pay dispute.

The long serving employees who worked throughout the Covid health pandemic to keep the public safe across hospitals, care homes and construction sites deem the poor pay offer of 2 per cent as a betrayal and completely unacceptable.

Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary said: “Allianz must reconsider this wholly unsatisfactory pay offer which will result in engineer surveyors facing a serious cost of living pay cut.

“A potential strike by these key workers in Allianz will result in the loss of important services to hospitals, care homes as well as a number of other sectors.

“As these workers start to vote on strike action their employer must think carefully whether they wish to proceed with such a damaging offer and then have to face the consequences. Of course if they make a much more decent offer now then industrial action could be avoided. Unite will fully support these workers in their fight for fair pay.”

The pay offer of 2 per cent is well below RPI and CPI. Last year staff were forced to accept a pay settlement of 3 per cent plus a one off 2 per cent one off payment. 

Unite is dedicated to advancing the jobs, pay and conditions of its members and will fight back against any efforts to diminish workers' living standards.

The ballot of staff will open on Thursday 23rd March and close on Tuesday 11th April 2023.


Notes to editors:

For media enquiries ONLY please contact Unite senior communications officer Saba Edwards 07768 693 953.

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.