United Kingdom -Pay deals for defence workers and for police workers -February 13, 2015

Workers at DSG group that maintains, repairs and overhauls military equipment, have overwhelmingly accepted a ‘significantly’ improved pay offer drawing to a close a long running dispute. The members of trade union Unite backed the revised pay offer of 1% plus a £1,250 bonus by 91% in a ballot.

Workers at the Defence Support Group (DSG), a group that maintains, repairs and overhauls military equipment, have overwhelmingly accepted a ‘significantly’ improved pay offer drawing to a close a long running dispute at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) facility. The members of trade union Unite backed the revised pay offer of 1% plus a £1,250 bonus by 91% in a ballot. The pay deal, representing a 66 per cent increase on what was on the table before the dispute, followed 16 days of strike action. Members of Unite, UNISON and GMB, working for police forces in England and Wales backed an improved pay offer. In a ballot civilian staff, including 999 call handlers, scene of crime officers, police community support officers and custody officers, accepted the revised pay offer of 2.2%, or £400, whichever is greater. The workers had been offered a one per cent pay rise by the police employers on the Police Staff Council, but received an improved offer after a threatened strike in January. The police agreement will cover the 18 months from 1 March 2015 to 31 August 2016.

English: http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/defence-workers-end-dispute-after-accepting ...  

http://www.unison.org.uk/news/police-members-say-yes-to-pay-offer

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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