Honda union deal biggest since start of recognition

Honda
will accept union representation of staff for the first time after workers
voted in favour of recognition by a huge majority.

Workers
at the firm’s Swindon plant voted in for collective bargaining with the
Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union.

The
AEEU described the move as the largest union recognition move since legislation
was introduced by the Government.

Honda
previously rejected a voluntary recognition agreement, but after the union took
the firm to the Central Arbitration Committee it was forced to co-operate with
a legally binding ballot of staff.

Over
4,000 workers voted in what amounted to a 77 per cent turnout, with 72 per cent
of the votes cast in favour of the union.

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