Dock workers on River Clyde secure 7% pay rise

The 20 engineers overwhelmingly backed the wage offer from Peel Ports, Unite the Union said.

Glasgow and Greenock River Clyde workers win 7% pay rise, Unite the Union announces Getty Images

Dock workers on the River Clyde have secured a 7% pay rise, a trade union has announced.

Unite the Union said 20 workers across the King George V Dock in Glasgow and Greenock Ocean Terminal overwhelmingly backed the wage offer.

The engineers provide repair and maintenance support to Clydeport cranes and workshops.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Unite is securing better pay, jobs and conditions for our members. It’s what we do.

“The pay rise for Clydeport engineers in Glasgow and Greenock is another good win and demonstrates why Unite is Scotland’s leading trade union.”

Pat McIlvogue, Unite’s industrial officer, added: “Clydeport engineers have overwhelmingly backed a significant pay increase negotiated by Unite.

“A 7% pay win represents a big boost to our members’ pay packets. We are pleased to have got this deal over the line for our members.”

Port director for Peel Ports Clydeport, Jim McSporran said: “As part of a regular benchmarking programme, we are pleased to have agreed a pay deal with engineers at King George V Dock in Glasgow, and The Port of Greenock.

“The outcome of this deal is consistent with our annual pay review process.  

“Our engineers play an important role in supporting the business, and our customers, and they are truly valuable members of our team” .

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