Engineering Construction Offer Accepted By GMB Members

24 Nov 2009

The amended offer was in response to claims from the unions GMB and Unite. Workers on seven sites had already voted for industrial action in pursuit of the claim.

Phil Davies GMB National Secretary said “I am pleased to announce that the offer was accepted by 62% votes for and 38% votes against. The progress made with the audit and skills check now entitle our Stewards and Officers to check the intentions of Contractors before the job starts and our Shop Stewards will be able to check the qualifications of any worker. There are other very important aspects of this settlement including the pay increase of 2%. We will now start to negotiate with the ECIA on a National Register. There will be a comprehensive document sent on the improvements that have been agreed. The NAECI Blue Book will then be reprinted. GMB is determined to change the attitude to employment in the industry and will work to secure the necessary changes to achieve this outcome.”