Unions representing professional staff at Ford Motor Company have settled
their dispute over pensions and pay.
Management put forward a revised pay offer for negotiation following a
one-hour strike on 21 February.
Union members voted to accept the agreement by three to one.
A TGWU spokesman said the new deal removes the threat of a merger of the
professional staff’s pension fund with the fund for hourly paid employees.
In addition to the 11 per cent pay increase spread over three years, job
evaluations will be carried out to resolve long-standing grievances.
The company’s professional employees based in factories across the UK had
previously voted in favour of a series of one-day strikes. They included
engineers and IT and clerical workers.