Victory in crane drivers dispute

21 November 2014

UCATT members accept improved pay offer to end HTC crane dispute

20 November 2014

UCATT crane drivers employed by HTC Plant Ltd have agreed a new pay offer to end their industrial dispute. Having agreed the pay offer, the one day strike scheduled for tomorrow (Friday 21st November) has been called off.

The three year pay deal is worth over 14% on basic rates. The new agreement also means that the bonus rate has been consolidated into the basic rate and a further raft of expenses and allowances, which workers previously enjoyed, have been reinstated.

Steve Murphy, General Secretary of construction union UCATT, said: “This is a victory for common sense. We welcome the agreement as it gives stability to both sides. Our members have certainty about pay and HTC have certainty over their future business costs.”

Mr Murphy added: “UCATT is now looking forward to a fruitful relationship with HTC.”

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