Eastleigh VFS strikes end after pay deal agreed

Eastleigh VFS strikes end after pay deal agreed
Eastleigh VFS strikes end after pay deal agreed

A PAY deal for Eastleigh Ford and Mercedes assembly workers has been agreed, ending a month-long strike.

Unite the union said staff employed at VFS (Southampton) Ltd in Eastleigh had agreed to a pay deal of up to 14%.

Under the deal, hourly pay rates would increase between 11.65 and 14 percent starting in 2022, depending on income.

The new agreement also includes changes to sick pay and a new agreement on paid leave, in addition to a percentage wage increase and the consolidation of the attendance bonus to increase wages.

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Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham said: “By taking strike action, our VFS members have won a fair pay rise. This agreement is another example of Unite’s total focus on securing better paying jobs, wages and working conditions for our members.

Meanwhile, Unite Regional Coordinator Scott Kemp said: “Standing together, our VFS members have won a decent pay rise and improvements to sick pay and holiday pay. Workers wanting similar deals should join Unite and organize at their workplaces to get their colleagues to unionise. ”

VFS also agreed to enter wage negotiations for 2023 with Unite in November.

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