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GMB Cammell Laird Members Accept pay Deal

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

GMB CAMMELL LAIRD MEMBERS VOTE TO ACCEPT PAY DEAL

Albie McGuigan, GMB Organiser, said:

"GMB members at Cammell Laird have returned a vote by a consultative ballot to support a new pay and conditions agreement.

"The multi-year deal is a retrospective settlement to July 6th 2017. It incorporates improvements to pay and amends some important contractual elements. 

"Although negotiations were protracted and difficult at times, we are happy that the dispute has now ended.  We believe that this agreement, achieved with ACAS assistance, has been made with a mutual understanding of the needs and aspirations of our members and the long-term ambition of the company. 

"We hope that Cammell Laird can now concentrate on future contract bids and build upon their recent success by winning further orders in both the private commercial and UK Ministry of Defence sectors. 

"If this could be achieved it would then lead on to job security in the shipyard and help to support its supply and contractor base in the North West region.  

"This would also help to provide additional investment in apprenticeships and training, therefore providing the skills for the future of the UK shipbuilding industry."

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

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