Approximately 300 contract staff employed by on-site logistics organisation Lineside Logistics, based at car manufacturer Ford’s plant in Dagenham, have voted to accept a one-year pay deal.
The agreement, negotiated with trade union Unite, awards employees a 3% pay rise, backdated to 1 July 2019.
The pay deal further confirms financial improvements to employees’ terms and conditions, such as an additional £25 per week payment for the organisation’s first aiders, as well as a new attendance-related bonus scheme.
Matt Smith, regional officer at Unite, said: “Following constructive negotiations, we were pleased to have recommended this pay deal, especially as it included additional money for volunteer first aiders and a new attendance bonus for employees, which could see an employee with 100% annual attendance rewarded with £500 extra pay.
Lineside Logistics was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.