Unite convenor Rob Williams has been reinstated to his post at the Swansea plant of car components maker Linamar, the company and the union announced today (Wednesday).
The decision reverses last month’s dismissal of Mr Williams by the company and means that the strike planned to secure his reinstatement, due to start tomorrow, has been called off. Unite and Linamar will now work together to ensure the plant’s future success.
Unite assistant general secretary, Len McCluskey, who led talks with management to secure Rob Williams’ reinstatement, said today: “We are delighted at this outcome, which represents a victory for the solidarity of the workforce at Linamar. It is also a tribute to the wider support for Rob expressed by the labour movement throughout Wales in particular.
“I hope that employers throughout the country will take note that Unite will always be prepared to stand behind its elected representatives and will not accept attacks of this kind against union organisation.
“Now this dispute is behind us, we are looking forward to working constructively with the company to help secure the future of the Swansea plant in the very difficult worldwide economic environment.”
From the UNITE website