United Kingdom -Agreements on pay and industrial relations at Hinkley Point construction site -June 05, 2013

Trade unions GMB, UCATT, and Unite have closed two agreements with EDF Energy and its principal contractors, who will be building a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point. The Hinkley Point construction site will be the largest in the country, employing over 5000 workers. One agreement outlines how industrial relations will be handled and workers’ rights protected for all workers on the site. The second agreement governs the pay structure at the site, which at a £13 craft rate will be well above the sector wide minimum. The agreement also includes a clause about making traineeships and apprenticeships a priority.

English: http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/gmb-hinkley-point-agreement

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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