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posted by Morning Star in Britain

FORD workers are voting on an inflation-busting pay increase of at least 6.5 per cent spread over two years.

The deal is being put to about 9,000 Ford production workers.

Car workers’ union Unite said the offer was “industry leading” and is recommending acceptance.

The deal involves a 4.5 per cent pay rise from November 24, plus a lump sum payment of £750 followed by 2 per cent or RPI inflation, plus 5 per cent from November 24 next year.

Unite automotive officer Roger Maddison said: “This is an industry-leading deal which will give the workforce pay security over the next two years and keep their pay packets ahead of the rising cost of living.

Ford sites covered by the deal are Bridgend in south Wales, London’s Dagenham, Halewood on Merseyside, a parts operation at Daventry, and Ford’s research and development centre at Dunton in Essex. Ford UK employs about 12,000 workers.

Unite is holding a consultative ballot on the deal, with the result expected this month.




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