by Tim Lezard CWU members working for Romec are being urged to vote “Yes” in a ballot over a 2.5% pay rise. The 12-month deal, negotiated by CWU national officers Ray Ellis and Bob Gibson, is fully consolidated and pensionable, flows through to all ove …

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Romecby Tim Lezard

CWU members working for Romec are being urged to vote “Yes” in a ballot over a 2.5% pay rise.

The 12-month deal, negotiated by CWU national officers Ray Ellis and Bob Gibson, is fully consolidated and pensionable, flows through to all overtime and allowances and will be backdated to April.

Ray Ellis said: “Following lengthy negotiations, we’ve managed to secure this new 2.5% pay offer from the company, which is now on a par with the settlement date retail price index and is a significant step forward from their previous proposal of 1.8%.”

Bob Gibson added that, as well as the improved wage increase, the CWU negotiators had also secured firm commitments from the business to resolve a number of other outstanding issues of contention.

He said: “Once we’ve resolved pay, both ourselves and the company will sit down and work through solutions on harmonisation of terms for people who have TUPE’d into Romec, annual leave purchase for cleaners and a settlement on improved cleaning bonus rates.”


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