Belfast Telegraph

Jaguar Land Rover workers back 'exceptional' pay deal

Workers at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have overwhelmingly backed a two-year pay deal described as "exceptional" by their union.

Unite said its members voted by 77% to accept a rise of 3.5% plus a £750 bonus, followed by an inflation-proofed retail price index (RPI) increase plus 0.5% rise in year two.

The deal, which runs from the start of this month, affects workers at JLR's workplaces in Castle Bromwich, Coventry, Halewood, Solihull and Wolverhampton.

Unite national officer Roger Maddison said: "This exceptional pay deal is no less than the workforce at JLR deserve and is recognition of their continued hard work which has made the carmaker such a world beater.

"It is testament to workforce's skills and dedication that JLR can look to the future with confidence and only right they share in the carmaker's continued success."