JCB has announced a 2.6 per cent pay rise for 3,200 workers after a vote by GMB trade union members to accept a three-year pay deal.
GMB said this year’s team of negotiators for the group had achieved an excellent outcome under some very tough bargaining conditions.
Pay rates for GMB members employed at JCB will increase by 2.6 per cent from January 1 after GMB members voted to accept a new three-year pay deal covering 3,200 workers at JCB sites in Rocester, Uttoxeter, Cheadle, Rugeley, Wrexham and Foston, Derbyshire.
Gordon Richardson, GMB convenor and Central Executive Council member, said: “The deal offers stability for JCB workers. A three-year pay deal does give members some guarantees for the future. This year’s team of GMB negotiators for the group has achieved an excellent outcome under some very tough bargaining conditions. The deal compares very favourably to those being struck at other companies both regionally and in the UK.
“Our members have worked very hard over the term of the last deal and the outcome of the latest negotiations is a reflection on their efforts.”