Workers employed to undertake vital highways maintenance work on the M25 have ended their dispute after securing an improved pay offer.

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, had balloted its members for industrial action after an initial pay deal was vetoed by senior management.

New pay offer

After Unite balloted for strike action a revised offer of a one year pay deal worth 3.2 per cent and £250 per worker was proposed. The new pay offer was overwhelmingly accepted by members.

A total of 250 workers who work from six depots located around the M25 will benefit from the pay deal.

The workers are employed by Balfour Beatty and Egis Road Operations and work under the auspices of the joint venture company Connect Plus Services.

Excellent offer

Unite regional officer Malcolm Bonnett said: “This is an excellent pay deal that has been secured by our members standing together.

“The deal shows what can be achieved through negotiations.

“Unite will now be working with the companies concerned to build on this agreement in order to ensure that industrial relations are enhanced and strengthened in the future.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235. Email: barckley.sumner@unitetheunion.org

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