Imperial Logistics van drivers have called off industrial action following a 13% wage increase offer.
The one-year pay deal for workers who deliver parts for BMW’s Cowley, Oxford plant, was put forward after almost 50 staff voted to strike.
The new offer consists of an 8% raise in basic wages and overtime pay, as well as a £1,707 lump-sum payment for those contracted to work 40-hour weeks and £2,134 for drivers working 50 hours per week.
According to Unite, the deal is worth more than 13%. Nearly all (97%) of its members chose to accept it, with a full turnout participating in the vote.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Our members at Imperial Logistics secured a substantial increase in their wages because they were prepared to take collective action through their union.
“This is yet further evidence that Unite’s unrelenting focus on improving jobs, pay and conditions is delivering for our members.”
In November 2021, Imperial Logistics employees also secured a two-year pay deal for 2021 and 2022 worth around 27% on base pay.
Unite regional coordinating officer Scott Kemp added: “This pay deal and the many others like it is exactly why workers who want to improve their wages and working lives should join Unite and get their colleagues to join too.”