Trade union representatives at Rosyth dockyard working for Babcock have negotiated an excellent pay deal meaning a guaranteed pay increase of £2,000 plus a £1,000 lump sum for over 700 workers.

The rise equates to a percentage increase in the range of 7.2 per cent to 9.2 per cent.  

Unite regional officer Bob Macgregor said: “The union representatives at Rosyth Dockyard have negotiated an excellent pay deal meaning a guaranteed pay increase of £2,000 plus a £1,000 lump sum for hundreds of workers.  

“The deal was struck following intense but constructive negotiations with management. It’s a win/win deal putting extra money in the workers’ pockets which will help them and their families keep up with rising prices. There is also an agreement for the company, unions and employees to work together to introduce agreed changes that ensure Rosyth is fit for the future.  

“This first class deal shows what can be achieved on behalf of the workforce when they are a part of a well organised and professional union.” 

Babcock Rosyth is one of the largest, most diverse waterside manufacturing and repair facilities in the UK. The £6.2 billion Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carrier programme saw the construction of the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales across UK shipbuilding, before final assembly took place at Rosyth dockyard. 

Unite is a union that campaigns for and delivers better pay and conditions for its members. Unite is winning at work based on three core values. Secure Work: fighting for jobs and job security, Strong Voice: a union which is a respected voice at work and Decent Pay: a union focused on pay and conditions. 


Notes to editors: Unite has launched a powerful online tool to help workers secure a fair share of company profits. Unite’s new online tool will mean that in just a few minutes, union reps can generate a professional pay claim. Almost 4,000 Unite representatives have already used the Pay Claim Generator.  

At the click of a mouse the tool allows union reps to gather the latest up-to-date information from Companies House, the Office for National Statistics and the union’s own database containing the details of tens of thousands of pay deals.  

The Pay Claim Generator was designed as part of Unite’s industrial strategy entitled Work, Voice, Pay which is about empowering union members by giving them the tools and support in the workplace to help them win at work. 

For more information contact Ciaran Naidoo 07768 931 315  

Or for more information about the Pay Claim Generator see the following guide. 

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.