'Monumental’ trade union recognition in Ayrshire aviation giant

1 Jun

Workers in GE Caledonian Aviation have voted in favour of trade union recognition following a ballot conducted though the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC).

Unite now has a legal mandate to bargain collectively on behalf of the 750 workers employed at the Prestwick-based plant who service and maintain aircraft engines.

Today’s result confirmed by the CAC is the culmination of a year-long and often tense recognition campaign.

Unite Scotland’s Senior Organiser Rozanne Foyer said, “This is a fantastic result achieved through the sheer hard work and perseverance of our members in GE Caledonian – it’s been a monumental effort to achieve this recognition.

In a time of great economic uncertainty, the workforce has moved to protect and advance their terms and conditions of employment in the most effective way possible; through a recognised trade union that bargains collectively. 

Unite has long-established and positive working relationships with many employers in the industry, including other GE Aviation sites in the UK. 

We welcome the further growth of Unite within GE Aviation and look forward to continuing our proud tradition of progressive employment relations across the aviation sector.”


 Notes to Editors:  For further information please contact Unite Regional Organiser Willie Thomson on 07810157910


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