Jaguar Land Rover workers set for bumper pay rise

Monday 08 October 2012 Updated: 11/10 09:50

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JAGUAR Land Rover workers are in line for a 10 per cent pay rise.

Shop stewards for the Unite union were due to meet today (Monday) to decide on whether to recommend a two-year pay deal to the 21,000-strong workforce at Castle Bromwich and Solihull, Halewood on Merseyside and the research sites at Gaydon and Whitley.

It will mean a pay rise of 4.5 per cent plus £500 from November 1 this year and a further rise from November next year will be three per cent.

From November 2,400 agency workers with JLR will become permanent employees.

Roger Maddison, Unite national officer for the automotive industry, said it was right the workers shared in the nearly £3billion profit made by JLR over the last two years.

"The car industry in Britain is riding a wave which shows what can be achieved when the workforce and management work closely together."

The deal will also see new starter rates rising from 90 per cent to 95 per cent of the current pay rates as well as an increased holiday bonus for the summer holiday.

An investment and sourcing agreement will guarantee the operation of all UK plants until at least 2022.

Unite has about 17,000 members at JLR which makes the iconic Jaguar and Land Rover.

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