Bumper pay hike for Rotherham Rolls-Royce workers

By Michael Upton | 08/05/2017

Bumper pay hike for Rotherham Rolls-Royce workers

ROLLS-Royce staff in Rotherham are set for a bumper 17 per cent pay rise over three years.

The firm, which opened its £110 million Advanced Blade Casting Facility in 2015, signed a deal with union Unite on Friday.

The union said the package, which will benefit 120 staff below management level, had recognised that pay rates at the Catcliffe centre were among the lowest in the Rolls-Royce group.

Unite regional officer Doug Patterson added: “While small in number in terms of the workforce, it is one of the largest deals RR has agreed in recent years.

"It has come about because the company finally accepted what Unite had been saying for some time that paying the lowest rates in the group was contributing significantly to the high rate of attrition.

“Following tough negotiations, as a success in these challenging economic times and it demonstrates the strong value of union membership.

“What individuals will receive depends on whether they are ‘shop floor’ or ‘professional’.

“But we estimate that for most employees that it will be a minimum of 17 per cent over three years.”


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