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Unite the Union

November 09, 2007 04:53 ET

Pay Deal at Honda Agreed

LONDON, UNITED KINGDON--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2007) - More than 4,000 workers at Honda in Swindon will receive pay rises between 3% and 6% back-dated to April 2007.

The deal was agreed following the intervention of the conciliation service ACAS. Pay talks broke down in April when Honda went over the heads of the Unite Negotiating Committee and balloted the workforce on their final offer. The workers rejected the company's final offer in the ballot. At which point ACAS the conciliation service were brought in.

Unite Regional Officer, Jim D'Avila said

"In general this is a fair deal which means that the average pay rise for Honda workers will be 4.1%. There was concern that for the first time since union recognition had been won in 2001, Honda had not guaranteed at least an RPI pay offer for all workers. When we start pay negotiations again in January for the 2008 Pay Review, we will be insisting that all Honda workers receive a minimum RPI pay increase."

Jim D'Avila added,

"We will also be seeking assurances from Honda Management that there will be no repeat by Honda of ignoring the negotiating process and balloting the workforce. That is the responsibility of the Unite Negotiating Committee, not Honda!"

Contact Information

  • Unite Press Office
    Jody Whitehill
    07768 693956