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Rolls-Royce workers win new pay deal

Over three-hundred workers at the new Rolls-Royce factory at Goodwood near Chichester have won a negotiated pay deal.

In the first pay negotiations since the trade unions, the Transport and General Workers Union and Amicus, were recognised at Rolls-Royce earlier this year, a package of measures based on a 4.3% rise has been agreed.

Steve Hart, T&G senior regional industrial organiser and the lead negotiator for the Company Council said the deal was evidence of the success of the unions’ organisation at the plant and showed that trade unions do make a difference.

“This company produces the best and one of the most expensive cars in the world at the newest car factory in the UK,” he said. “The T&G believes the employees deserve the best terms and conditions package to match the car. This deal is a step in the right direction.”

The one-year deal includes an increase in pay of 4.3% plus a reallocation of grades for nearly a third of the workforce which will result in a further increase of up to 10%.

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