GMB Engineering Construction Workers Vote To Reject Employers Final Offer On Pay And Conditions
Members insist on the skills and unemployment registers and to copper-fasten the pre award audit to screen out employers who plan to undercut the agreed rates and terms and conditions says GMB 5 Oct 2009
The 30,000 engineering construction workforce have voted to reject the employers offer on pay and conditions in workplace individual ballots held over the past two weeks. The offer was in response to claims from the unions GMB and Unite.
Workers on seven sites have already voted for industrial action in pursuit of the claim.
Phil Davies GMB National Secretary said “The members want more progress on the skills and unemployment registers and they want to copper-fasten the pre award audit to screen out employers who plan to undercut the agreed rates and terms and conditions. The employer’s offer of working parties on the registers is seen as jam tomorrow and the members no longer trust the employers to deliver. The members want the package to be completed now so that they can see what they are getting. The next step is to go back to the employers to see if they are up for further talks.”