Jaguar Land Rover workers in line for big pay rise

Workers at Jaguar Land Rover have been advised to accept a two-year pay rise which could be worth up to 9.8%.

Unite union officials voted to recommend the deal for workers at Halewood on Merseyside. It will now go to a vote of the workforce and, if agreed, would start on November 1.

"The Unite shop stewards voted overwhelmingly in favour of the package which had been hammered out during tough negotiations with JLR's management.

"We have a great workforce at JLR producing a very successful range of excellent vehicles and it is only right that our members share in the nearly #3 billion profit made by JLR over the last two years.

"The British car industry is undergoing a renaissance at present. The constructive working together by employers and the trade unions has been a major factor in this revitalisation of the automotive sector."

– Roger Maddison, Unite