GMB members at Valero in Pembroke dock are back in work after a 7-week dispute.
Members accepted an improved offer of 74p an hour, which is around a 400% increase, from the subcontracted companies on the site but funded by Valero.
The three subcontracted companies are Jenkins and Davies, Altrad Engineering and Altrad support services.
Solidarity to our members at Valero.— Gary Smith (@GMBGarySmith) January 21, 2023
Unity is strength ???? https://t.co/OFcY9ymn5S
A majority of GMB’s members voted to accept the improved bonus payment.
Charlotte Brumpton-Childs, GMB Organiser said:
“We are incredibly proud of the strength GMB members have shown at the Valero Refinery.
“After 7 long weeks a majority of our members voted in favour of the improved offer and are really glad to get back to work.
“It’s shocking that the employers waited so long to start negotiating and to put a meaningful offer on the table, but we’re glad they’ve seen sense and offered a proper offer which we understand has been funded by Valero.”
On Monday @GMB_union members working under NAECI at Valero return to work after 7 weeks of continuous strike action, winning a 400% rise on their bonus having stood strong in the face of huge corporations refusing to negotiate for far too long!#UpTheWorkers ✊#BringOnPayTalks— Charlotte Brumpton-Childs ????️???? (@GMBcharlotte) January 21, 2023