Drivers at logistics firm GB Terminals (Southern) Ltd based at Sheerness Docks, Kent, have cancelled planned strikes after accepting a pay offer from the company, Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said today (Thursday 16 January).

Strike action was called off following talks mediated by the conciliation service Acas between Unite and GB Terminals that resulted in a 2.1 per cent pay offer that was accepted by the membership.

Unite represents 26 drivers and other GB Terminals workers who move new Volkswagen Group vehicles, which also include models from Audi, Porsche and Skoda, off ferries arriving in Sheerness and process and park them ready to be picked up by car transporters.

Unite regional officer Philip Silkstone said: “Our members were determined to receive a pay rise and by standing firm and acting collectively they achieved it.

“They are satisfied with the result and are now ready to continue work as normal.

“All strikes have been called off and Unite looks forward to working constructively with GB Terminals in the future.”

ENDS

Notes to editors: 

Sheerness dock driver strike postponed after GB Terminals agree to Acas pay talks

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