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JCB employees set to vote

by Richard Cosgrove  |  Fri 22 May 2020

JCB employees set to vote

JCB has reached agreement with the GMB union on a new working pattern that is designed to safeguard up to 915 hourly-paid shop floor positions across its UK operations.
JCB confirmed the company had successfully concluded negotiations with the GMB over more flexible working arrangements for shop floor employees as the anticipated disruption caused by the pandemic continues in the coming months. The move will protect the jobs of up to 915 shop floor employees but does not affect the planned 950 salaried staff redundancies announced last week.
Now a ballot of GMB members is to be held next week on the new temporary collective agreement at JCB’s factories in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham with the result expected on Friday, May 29th. GMB members will cast their vote in person at JCB sites.
The announcement comes as JCB resumes production at UK factories where more than 2,000 employees have now returned to work.

 

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