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Belfort employees secure holiday pay raises

Electricians working for Balfour Beatty will be paid more during the holidays after lengthy discussions with the Unite union.

More than 280 workers will now receive an extra £250 holiday pay

Unite says this means they will be paid in full.

Previously, they were at the base pay rate.

Construction News understands the pay rise comes after lengthy discussions with the UK’s largest contractor and no industrial action has taken place.

This means electricians will now receive the same holiday pay as other employers, Unite said.

The group’s general secretary, Sharon Graham, said it was an “excellent result” for Balfour Beatty’s electricians.

“Unite is now fully committed to improving the work, pay and conditions of its members and this agreement shows that this approach is bearing fruit,” she added.

Belfort Beatty declined to comment for this story.

Balfour Beatty is the latest prime contractor to be embroiled in long-running pay talks after construction workers in Kier last month demanded a rise in sick pay, following another campaign led by Unite.

In June, after months of negotiations between unions and the Joint Construction Industry Council, around half a million construction site workers in the UK received a 3% pay rise.



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