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Glasgow HGV Drivers Secure ‘Inflation-Busting’ Payrise

Hundreds of HGV drivers at a Glasgow haulage firm have secured an ‘inflation-busting’ pay rise, reports union Unite Scotland.

Glasgow Live reports that logistics workers at Carntyne Transport in Springburn in north Glasgow will see a 19 per cent increase in their salaries following an ongoing dispute with the union. Forklift operators, cask handlers, and shunter drivers will also benefit from the pay increase.

Staff at Carntyne will see a 19 per cent to basic hourly rates, with an overtime premium of up to 35 per cent, and will affect 200 workers at the firm.

This equates to a basic hourly rate increase from £12.60 to £15, and after nine hours from £12.60 to £17.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This inflation-busting pay deal of 19 per cent on the basic pay is a major victory for our members at Carntyne Transport who led the fight for better jobs, pay and conditions.”

Graham added that the deal is yet another example of union members fighting back and helping to drive up standards across the industry.

Linda Pollock-Wilson, Unite industrial officer, added: “Unite is delighted to secure a massive 19 per cent increase in the basic pay of workers based at Carntyne Transport.”

She added that the union managed to secure a minimum of £15 an hour for HGV drivers, which was the primary objective, as well as a significant increase for other logistics workers at the firm.

“This is an excellent deal and demonstrates the power of being a member of Unite.”

 

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