Goodwood-based Rolls-Royce staff accept two-year pay deal

Rolls-Royce car

Rolls-Royce employees who are based at the car manufacturing organisation’s Goodwood site and who are members of the trade union Unite, have voted to accept a two-year pay deal.

The pay deal, which will benefit 500 employees working at the West Sussex site, will include a 3.5% increase on top of their basic salary from 1 January 2018, as well as an additional day of personal holiday entitlement a year that Unite estimates would equate to an additional 0.5% pay increase. From 1 January 2019, employees will receive a further 3% pay rise. This will consist of a 2.75% increase on top of their basic salary and a one-off payment of 0.25% of their yearly salary, which will be paid in January 2019.

Unite members voted 90% in favour of the new pay deal.

Fred Hanna, regional officer at Unite, said: “The iconic Rolls-Royce cars are hand built at Goodwood and the two-year pay deal is a tribute to a dedicated group of [employees] at the top of their game.

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‚ÄúThe workforce voted by 90% for this deal which provides them with a high degree of pay security over the next two years in what are very challenging economic times.‚ÄĚ

Rolls-Royce was unavailable for comment at time of publication.