RAF Hawk

Pay soars for Welsh workers maintaining RAF Hawk Jets

Unite has negotiated an inflation busting 5 per cent pay increase for workers responsible for servicing and maintaining Hawk jets at RAF Valley on Anglesey in Wales.

The one year deal covering 2019 is worth an extra 5 per cent on pay for about 350 workers which is well above the rate of inflation and average earnings. The deal means that a typical worker is getting an annual pay increase of £1,139.

The workers employed by Babcock at RAF Valley on Anglesey provide maintenance and support for RAF IV Squadron and  XXV (F) Squadron. They predominately fly the T2 Hawk.

Unite regional officer, Daryl Williams said: “Unite has negotiated a significant boost in pay for the skilled workforce on the ground who support the RAF squadrons in the air.

“A typical worker at the RAF base is getting an extra £1,139 in their pay packet. The deal is clear proof of the benefits of having Unite in the workplace to power your pay.”

Unite has 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.

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.

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For more information contact Ciaran Naidoo 07768 931 315

Or for more information about the Pay Claim Generator see the following guide. http://www.unitetheunion.org/uploaded/documents/Pay%20Claim%20Generator%20V2111-33307.pdf
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.

 

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