Unite the Union

Unite the Union

June 14, 2007 09:18 ET

Paper workers vote for partnership agreement

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 14, 2007) - Unite and the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) have concluded a national agreement on behalf of around 3,000 workers in the paper manufacturing industry.

Following 18 months of negotiation and consultation with its respective constituencies, Unite members have voted overwhelmingly for a replacement.

Unite (Amicus section) National Officer, Peter Ellis, said:
"I believe this new agreement raises the employment standards for workers in the paper manufacturing industry. It reaffirms the commitment of Unite members and those conforming companies of the CPI Paper Sector to a modern and sustainable approach to good industrial relations, so necessary for the security of our members' jobs in a stable business environment.

"The next step will be to launch the agreement together with the DTI, who were our funding partners in this exercise."

Notes for Editors:

The New National Agreement will provide for:

- extra personal time
- up to 10 days full pay for paternity leave
- up to 5 days full pay for bereavement leave
- an industry sick pay agreement
- a temporary and agency worker agreement
- a model information and consultation agreement, the extensive document addresses provision for cancer screening and life long learning.

Contact Information

  • Unite (Amicus Section) National Officer
    Peter Ellis
    07774 663499
    or
    Unite Press Office
    Ashraf Choudhury
    020 7420 8914 or 07980 224761