Union urges Jaguar Land Rover staff to take deal

Staff at Jaguar Land Rover are being encouraged by union leaders to accept the offer of a new 24-month pay offer that may be worth as much as 9.8%.

Officials at Unite negotiated the new deal and are urging workers at sites in Gaydon, Whitley, Castle Bromwich and Solihull in the West Midlands and Halewood on Merseyside to take up the offer.

Following "tough negotiations with JLR's management", Unite national officer Roger Maddison has revealed that officials voted to accept the new deal and that it will come into effect on November 1 if the employees agree.

He also paid tribute to the workers at the British car giant and said that they deserved to be rewarded with a share of the "nearly £3 billion profit" that Jaguar Land Rover has generated during the past two years.

Mr Maddison insisted that the new and used-car industry in Britain is resurgent at the moment and claimed that the collaboration between trade unions and manufacturers has been vital to its success.

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