LONDON—Industrial disputes have ended at three Trelleborg A.B. plants in the United Kingdom after workers accepted improved pay offers.
A strike by more than 100 workers at Trelleborg A.B.'s industrial antivibration firm in Leicester was resolved following an improved pay deal, according to a Unite the Union statement issued July 25.
As part of the deal, the employees of the industrial antivibration solutions manufacturing site will receive an 8-percent pay raise backdated to April 2023, and a one-off payment of about $960 (£750).
The two-year deal will see workers receive a 3-percent salary raise from April 2024, unless the consumer price index inflation is above 5 percent, in which case pay negotiations will be re-opened.
All-out strike action, which began on July 11, has now been canceled, with work resuming as normal, according to Unite.
Agreement at the Leicester plant followed the resolution of disputes with workers at two other Trelleborg U.K. locations: Tewkesbury and Bridgewater.
According to a separate Unite statement, more than 200 workers staged strikes earlier in June after rejecting a pay-raise offer of 5.2 percent.
Industrial action was ended after workers accepted a pay deal "worth at least 11 percent" over two years, Unite reported.
Workers at both locations are to receive an 8-percent pay raise this year, followed by a 3-percent increase next year, depending on inflation rates, the union said.
European Rubber Journal has requested comment from Trelleborg about these developments.