JAGUAR Land Rover workers are in line for an industry-leading wage deal – which would boost pay packets by nearly 10 per cent over two years.
Shop stewards met to consider a recommended two-year agreement which could mean up to 9.8 per cent extra – just two years after Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich factory was saved from closure.
The deal, thrashed out over four days of talks last week, covers JLR’s 21,000-strong workforce at Solihull, Castle Bromwich Gaydon and Whitley in the West Midlands and Halewood on Merseyside.
Unite national officer for the automotive industry, Roger Maddison, said: “We have been involved in hard negotiations with JLR’s management.
“However, we have a great workforce producing an extremely successful range of vehicles, and it is only right that our members share in the nearly £3 bilion profit made by JLR over the last two years.”
If accepted by the stewards, and then the workforce, the deal will mean a pay rise of 4.5 per cent, plus £500 from November 1, which equates to 6.3 per cent in real terms for a shopfloor worker at Land Rover.