Amey workers win pay deal after industrial action


Road workers at Amey have called off a six-day consecutive strike after receiving an improved two-year pay deal.

Union members working at four depots in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire backed the new pay deal, after they were a day into a planned six-day strike and following previous industrial action over the dispute.

The accepted offer is a 2.25% increase in pay, backdated to 1 April 2014 and a further 1.75% increase in pay as of 1 April 2015

Richard Gates, Unite regional officer, said: ‘Thanks to the strong position we took and the arguments the union put forward Amey realised that workers have been hit hard in recent years over pay.

'We were not prepared to accept a settlement that in effect meant no real-terms increase, while company directors saw their salaries ramped up by 65% in the last four years.’

He added the union’s members were delighted with the deal.

A spokesperson for Amey said: ‘We are pleased to have reached a fair and satisfactory outcome for all.’

Amey manages some 30,000 miles of highway across the UK, including gritting and maintenance services.

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