GMB Will Consult With Members In Engineering Construction On New Pay And Conditions Offer

7 Sep 2009

There was a meeting on Friday 4th September of the national negotiating body for the Engineering Construction industry to discuss the seven point trade union claim for 2009 covering the 30,000 workers in the industry. At this meeting the employers were told of the outcome of the GMB ballot for industrial action amongst contractors employed on seven major sites across the UK.

Phil Davies, GMB National Secretary said, “We made significant progress at the latest talks. We now have a pay offer on the table for a two year deal. A new procedure has been agreed to restore confidence and to eliminate rogue contractors and rogue contracts from the industry. We also have an agreed process to develop a skills register and database which we will work on with the employers over the coming months to maintain and raise standards and to enhance job security in the industry.

GMB will now engage in a wide consultation with GMB members in this industry. Part of this consultation on the offer will be a meeting of Shop Stewards from the industry in Manchester on 17th September.”