Christian Salvesen, one of Europe’s largest logistics
companies, has signed an agreement with the T & G union to improve pay and
conditions in its UK industrial division.
The 106-page agreement, which covers 2,800 employees,
includes the introduction of a bonus scheme, improved representation for union
representatives and a greater emphasis on information and consultation.
In addition, a regional pay structure has been put in place
coupled with improvements in sickness benefit and holiday entitlements.
Dave Betts, managing director for Christian Salvesen in the
UK, said, “This represents a major step-change on employee relations for the
division. From the company’s point of
view, the work we have done in the run-up to this agreement has already had a
significant impact in employee turnover.”
Steve Thomason, the
division’s HR director, added, “This proves what we and the trade unions have
been saying for some years – that there is a better and more constructive way
we can work together for the good of the company and its employees.”