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Union urges Jaguar Land Rover members to accept pay deal

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The UK's largest union Unite is urging its members at car giant Jaguar Land Rover to accept what is calls an "exceptional" two-year pay deal. The union said the proposed agreement is worth 3.5%, plus a £750 bonus in year one and an inflation-proofed retail price index plus 0.5% rise in year two. Around 22,000 workers at sites in Castle Bromwich, Coventry, Halewood, Solihull and Wolverhampton will be balloted, with a "strong" recommendation to accept. Unite national officer Roger Maddison said:

"This is an exceptional pay deal for an exceptional workforce recognising their skills and continued hard work in making JLR a world-beating car maker. Many of the workers, who will enjoy this industry leading pay deal, made huge sacrifices through the tough times endured by JLR a number of years ago. It is only right that they now share in Jaguar Land Rover's continued success. Unite strongly recommends that members back their shop stewards unanimous decision to accept the pay deal."

– Unite national officer Roger Maddison.

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