Union achieves deal after “long and difficult” discussions

EricssonCWU members working in Ericsson Field Services have voted to accept a hard-fought pay deal that sees them receive a 4.1% pay rise.

The agreement also starts the process of reducing the gap between the highest and lowest paid by providing additional increases for those that are paid below the market rate for doing the same work as those earning above it.

CWU Assistant Secretary Allan Eldred said: “We are glad that more than three quarters of members voted in the recent ballot to accept the offer, which the union achieved only after long and difficult discussions.

“Management’s previous proposals involved the introduction of performance-related pay in areas where it currently doesn’t exist and no increase at all until 1 April 2015, and this was rejected by the union.”

Ericsson Field Services provide maintenance and provision services to the networks of the UK’s largest mobile operators.

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