GMB members at Tata Steel accept new pay deal

Tata Steel at Corby
Tata Steel at Corby

GMB members employed by Tata Steel at locations across the UK have voted to accept a new pay deal.

It will see all pay rates increase by 3.75 per cent, backdated from April 1, this year.

There are two elements to the deal, which covers 19,000 employees across the UK, including consolidation of bonus payments into pay rates and new money of 1.75 per cent.

Dave Hulse, GMB national secretary for manufacturing, said: “I am pleased to say that the consultation with GMB members at Tata Steel on the pay offer for 2013 has concluded and that the members have voted to accept the deal.

“We have been disappointed at the company’s attitude over this year’s pay claim which gave rise to prolonged negotiations. It was only due to a stand-off and the determination of our members that we were able to secure an acceptable deal.”