Workers at the Drax power station in Yorkshire have voted to accept a two year pay deal, Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said today (Friday 2 August).

Unite’s nearly 400 members at the Selby site voted by a large majority to accept the offer by Drax Power Ltd which is:

• From 1 Jan 2019 – a 2.8 per cent pay increase on all pay grades, including apprentice grades
• From ‪1 Jan 2020 – a three per cent pay increase on all grades, including apprentices ‬‬

Unite regional officer Kelvin Mawer said: “Unite members at the Drax power station have voted by a large majority to accept a new two year pay deal which was hammered out after a tough set of negotiations.

“Planned industrial action has been suspended and our members are working normally. Unite looks forward to a continuing constructive relationship with the management on pay and employment issues going forward.”

The workers at the power station produce an estimated seven per cent of Britain’s electricity needs.


Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on:  020 3371 2065

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